Caseyville man charged after allegedly beating pregnant woman

News-DemocratMarch 16, 2014 

A 20-year-old Caseyville man is facing aggravated battery charges after allegedly beating a pregnant woman and threatening to kill her and the unborn baby.

Steven A. Mcantire of the 600 block of Hill Road was charged Friday with aggravated battery, a class 3 felony.

Caseyville police responded to Mcantire's residence at just after 9 a.m. Thursday on a domestic disturbance call.

According to Detective Gerard Spratt, Mcantire battered a pregnant woman, got a butcher knife and threatened to kill the woman and unborn child.

Mcantire was arrested without incident. The victim received minor injuries and did not require medical attention.

Mcantire is currently in St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $40,000 bond.