Alton man faces weapon, drug charges

EDWARDSVILLE – A man from Alton is faced with crime weapons and drug charges following an incident on December 29th.

Larry R. Maher, 36, of Alton, was charged on December 30 of illegal possession of weapons by a criminal, a class 3 criminal. and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, both class 3 crimes.

The case was presented by the Alton Police Department.

According to court records, on December 29, Maher was in possession of less than five grams of methamphetamine and carried a 9mm SCCY pistol after previously convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon by a criminal.

The deposit was set at $ 50,000.

Other recent crimes filed by the Madison County Attorney’s Office include:

• Leon English, 26, of Alton, was charged on December 29th with heavy household battery, a class 2 crime. aggravated battery, a class 3 crime; and Aggravated Household Battery (third consecutive offense), a Class 4 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. According to court records, on December 28, a household or family member knowingly caused “permanent disfigurement” by stabbing them in the stomach, using a sharp object as a lethal weapon, and slapping another household or family member in the face. English was also found to have previous convictions for household batteries and aggravated batteries. The deposit was set at $ 100,000.

• Tunesha D. Stewart, 29, of Alton, was found homeless on December 29th on charges of possession of a controlled substance, a class 4 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. According to court records, on December 28th she was in possession of less than 15 grams of hydrocodone. The deposit was set at $ 15,000.

• Jabien L. Winn, 18, of Cottage Hills and Dominick C. Chavours, 18, of Alton were both charged on December 30th on Serious Battery, a Class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. According to court records, on December 26, they both beat another person at Studio 420, a company at 1104 E. Broadway. The bail was set at $ 30,000 each.

• Bobby J. Grammer, 38, of Pontoon Beach, was charged on December 30th with $ 300 retail theft, a class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Department. According to court records. On December 29, Godfrey Walmart attempted to steal over $ 300 worth of electronics and clothing. The deposit was set at $ 25,000.

• Benjamin E. Cox, 37, of Eldred, was charged with $ 300 retail theft, a class 3 crime, on December 29th. The case was presented by the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Department. According to court records, on December 28, Cox attempted to steal several Hot Wheels cars and over $ 300 worth of spray paint from the Godfrey Walmart. The deposit was set at $ 15,000.

• Alisia C. Perroni, 46, of Worden, was charged on December 29th on Arson, a Class 2 crime, and $ 500 criminal property damage, a Class 4 crime. The case was presented by the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Department. According to court records, on December 27, Perroni attempted to fire a shed that belonged to someone else at her address. The deposit was set at $ 60,000.

• Jeffery A. Reynolds, 44, of Alton, was charged on December 29th with attempted break-in, a class 3 crime. and criminal property damage, a Grade 4 crime. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. According to court records, Reynolds attempted to break into the Auto Zone at 310 E. Edwardsville Road in Wood River on Dec. 24, damaging a glass window and a cash register monitor valued at more than $ 500. The bail was set at $ 40,000.

• Faith A. Lewis, 30, of St. Louis, was charged on December 30 with possession of burglary tools, a class 4 crime, and $ 300 retail theft, a class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Edwardsville Police Department. According to court records, on December 29, Lewis attempted to steal goods, including fit bits and routers valued at more than $ 300 at the Edwardsville Target. and had a magnetic key that was used to open lockers at Target. The deposit was set at $ 50,000.

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