A 25-year-old was tracked down by police dogs in the woods after he drunkenly fought with family members late Saturday night, Fairview Heights police say.
Edward A. Kimbrel ran from police just before midnight when officers went to 9815 Mark Trail in response to reports of a fight between family members, according to a release from Fairview Heights police.
Once officers did locate him in some nearby woods, Kimbrel “attempted to kick police and threatened the arresting officers and their families with violence.”
Police say he was drunk after going out with his family. He returned to the residence, which is where he allegedly punched a woman and attempted to choke a man. Both are in Kimbrel’s family.
Those two suffered cuts and bruises. Kimbrel was treated after cutting his wrist on a broken window during the fight.
Kimbrel is facing charges of aggravated domestic battery, attempted aggravated battery to a police officer, threatening a public official and domestic battery.
His bail was set at $100,000. Police say he is currently under hospital care for his wrist injury, in addition to being observed for reasons unrelated to the investigation.