Wood River man charged with heavy household battery

EDWARDSVILLE – A Wood River man was charged with domestic battery by the Madison County State Attorney’s Office.

Erik J. O’Neal, 48, of Wood River, was charged on October 8 with a heavy household battery, a class 2 crime.

The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department.

According to court records, O’Neal allegedly strangled a household or family member on October 7th.

The bail was set at $ 50,000.

Other criminal charges filed on October 8th include:

• Brittany N. Gilpin, 25, of Dittmer, Missouri, was charged with grave gun use and evacuation or attempting to escape a police officer, both grade 4 crimes. The case was presented by the Alton Police Department. On October 7th, Gilpin is said to have carried a loaded and accessible SCCY model CPX2 9 mm in their vehicle without a concealed transport permit. While driving a Pontiac G6, she allegedly tried to escape from an Alton police officer and reached speeds in excess of 21 mph above the stated speed limit. The bail was set at $ 30,000.

• Daryl J. Harper, 44, of Edwardsville, was charged with title and registration offenses, a Class 2 crime. The case was brought in by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. On October 7th, Harper reportedly changed a registration permit for a 1993 Kawasaki touring vehicle. The bail was set at $ 30,000.

• David B. Patterson, 46, of Alton, was charged with stealing over $ 500, a class 3 crime. The case was brought by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. On October 7, Patterson allegedly stole more than $ 500 worth of tree cutting equipment from another man. The deposit was set at $ 15,000.

• Brittany Knox, 33, of East Alton, was charged with stealing over US $ 500, a class 3 crime. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On September 2, Knox allegedly took over $ 500 worth of a pit bull from someone else, with bail set at $ 40,000.

• Robert Spratley, 41, of Granite City, was charged with over $ 500 damage to property, a Class 4 felony. The case was brought in by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. On August 16, Spratley allegedly damaged a sliding glass door, causing over $ 500 damage. The deposit was set at $ 15,000.

• Jordon J. Padgett, 25, of Wood River, charged with fleeing or attempting to escape a police officer, a class 4 crime. The case was presented by the East Alton Police Department. On October 8, Padgett allegedly drove a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche when attempting to flee from an East Alton police officer, reaching speeds more than 21 miles above the advertised speed limit. The deposit was set at $ 15,000.

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