Man accused of screaming profanities, pushing sheriff's deputy

News-DemocratApril 30, 2014 

An Alton man charged with felony aggravated battery is accused of screaming profanities at people in a Godfrey gas station and then pushing a sheriff's deputy.

Ronald Matthew Singleton, 50, of 1321 Central Ave., was arrested about 10:37 p.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the QuickTrip at 2809 Godfrey Road.

Singleton was waving his arms erratically and screaming profanities in the parking lot when a deputy responded to a call for help, according to Madison County Sheriff Robert Hertz.

He slammed his fists onto the hood of the deputy's cruiser, screamed profanities at the deputy, then pushed the deputy in the chest.

Along with the felony charge, Singleton has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault.

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