East St. Louis man accused of driving into 2 cops

News-DemocratJuly 19, 2013 

— A 24-year-old East St. Louis man was charged by the St. Clair County state's attorney with battery against two police officers.

Darryl D. Robinson was charged with one count of aggravated battery, one count of attempted battery and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

According to the charges, Robinson is alleged to have committed battery against East St. Louis Police Lt. Marion Riddle and Illinois State Police Sgt. Mark Doiron.

The charges allege that Robinson "knowingly made contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the officers."

Robinson is accused of driving his vehicle into a secured murder scene in East St. Louis on July 5, almost striking the officers with his Mercury Grand Marquis. He knew the two people he almost struck were police officers, the charges state.

When the officers tried to arrest Robinson, he resisted and fled in his vehicle, striking the officers and causing minor injuries to them.

Robinson was later identified and police arrested him at a home in Centreville on Monday.

In addition, police found .45 caliber ammunition in his possession. Robinson was previously convicted of a felony in 2009 and is not allowed to own a firearm.

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