Two charged in Collinsville armed robbery

Published 1:35 p.m. CST Thursday March 4, 2021

Two armed robberies indicted in Collinsville

EDWARDSVILLE – Two people were charged Wednesday in an armed robbery in Collinsville.

Nadia I. Villegas, 18, of Collinsville; and Derrick W. Anthony, 18, of Granite City, were both charged on March 3rd with one count of armed robbery each, both Class X crimes.

The cases were presented by the Collinsville Police Department.

According to court records, the two allegedly used a firearm on February 22 to withdraw cash from a third person. During the robbery, the victim was beaten with a gun.

The bail was set at $ 100,000 for Villegas and $ 150,000 for Anthony.

Additional offenses filed on March 3 by the Madison County Attorney’s Office include:

• Jason D. Wanick, 48, of Wood River, has been charged with illegal possession with intent to dispense methamphetamine, a Class X crime. The case was presented by the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Department. According to court records, Wanick was believed to have been in possession of 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine on March 2 with the intention of delivering it. The deposit was set at $ 100,000.

• Delisea A. Smith, 28, of Alton, was charged with a heavy battery, a Class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. On March 2, Smith allegedly attacked a man with a pipe. The deposit was set at $ 25,000.

• Devon W. Acup, 19, classified homeless of Alton, has been charged with Serious Battery, a Class 2 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. On March 3, Acup allegedly slapped a private security officer in the face. The deposit was set at $ 25,000.

• David W. Vinyard Jr., 32, of Cottage Hills, was charged with a heavy battery, a Class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Madison County’s Sheriff’s Department. On March 2, Vinyard allegedly grabbed a senior by the neck and threw her to the ground. The deposit was set at $ 30,000.

• Nigel L. Harris, 23, of Alton, was charged with illegal possession of a stolen firearm, a Class 2 crime. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. On December 3rd, Harris was said to have been in possession of a stolen Glock 19 9mm pistol. The deposit was set at $ 25,000.

• Walter E. Holder III, 26, of St. Louis, was charged with unlawful possession of a stolen firearm, a Class 2 crime. The case was presented by the Granite City Police Department. On March 3, Holder was believed to have been in possession of a stolen .40 caliber pistol from Smith & Wesson. The deposit was set at $ 30,000.

• Chad A. McAdams, 41, of Alton, was charged with two serious attempts to escape or escape a police officer, both class 4 crimes. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. On Sept. 11, McAdams allegedly drove a 2003 Chrysler 300 when he ignored an Alton police officer request to pull up. While on the run, McAdams reached speeds more than 21 miles above the stated limit and disregarded several traffic control devices. The deposit was set at $ 20,000.

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