Ex-Caseyville police officer faces domestic battery charge against wife

News-DemocratFebruary 25, 2014 

An ex-Caseyville police officer was charged with felony aggravated unlawful restraint and misdemeanor domestic battery after a weekend fight with his wife, police said.

Jeffrey W. Wilkinson, 40, was charged by Madison County prosecutors.

Collinsville Police Maj. Tom Coppotelli said in a news release that police were called at 3:32 a.m. Saturday about a domestic battery at 1018 Hickory Point in Collinsville. Officers found Wilkinson and his wife and arrested Wilkinson.

Both parties appeared to have been drinking, Coppotelli said. Police took possession of weapons. He said the couple was estranged.

Caseyville village records show Wilkinson was hired part time in 2002 and became a full-time officer in 2004. He was injured on the job in a car crash on June 26, 2012. He initially was on disability and recently received his pension.

Wilkinson's bail was set at $15,000 by Madison County Associate Judge Neil Schroeder.