July 2012 Archives

Man faces felony charge after string of Illinois burglaries

A homeless man faces a felony charge after being accused of several home burglaries. The 35-year-old man has been arrested and was being held at the Madison County Jail. His bail was set at $150,000. Police claim he is responsible for burglaries outside of Edwardsville and other areas within the county. The felony charge involves several incidents, the first of which dates back to the end of June.

Edwardsville couple faces felony charge after son's death

Almost every parent has experienced that heart-stopping moment when they look around and notice they no longer see their child. Just leaving a child out of sight for mere moments can sometimes result in tragic consequences. For one couple, it also resulted in a felony charge. Investigators accuse an Edwardsville couple of intentionally leaving their child unsupervised. He was later found floating in a small lake on Cherokee Trail.

Homicide-related drug charge dropped against Bethalto woman

Metro East residents know just how tough it can be to face drug charges, especially when a homicide charge is also involved. Fortunately for one Bethalto  woman, the drug-induced homicide charges she was facing have been dropped.

Illinois drunk driving accident leads to serious criminal charges

Illinois police believe that a man accused of a drunk driving accident has lied to them in order to escape criminal punishment. The crash occurred last year near the town of Alhambra. Investigators interviewed one of the occupants of the cars involved in the crash and were told there was another man driving the car who ran away from the scene of the accident. When the man was taken to the hospital, his blood alcohol level allegedly tested at 1.4 percent, leading investigators to charge him with drunk driving.

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