Crime

June 22, 2014

East St. Louis man allegedly batters woman, steals her car

A 26-year-old East St. Louis man is facing charges after he allegedly battered a woman and stole her car. The man identified by police as Tony D. Bogan also reportedly resisted arrest and had to be tased by police.

According to Caseyville police, an officer was approached by a female victim at just before 3 a.m. Friday in the 2400 block of Old Country Inn Drive. She told the officer she had just been battered and her vehicle had been stolen.

The victim provided a vehicle and suspect description to police, Detective Gerard Spratt said.

A Caseyville officer observed the stolen vehicle on Tucker Drive and attempted to initiate a vehicle stop. The suspect fled from the officer, according to police. The suspect was pursued and came to a stop in the 200 block of North 63rd St. in East St. Louis.

Following a foot pursuit, Spratt said the suspect identified as Bogan physically resisted arrest and a taser was used to subdue him.

Bogan was charged on Saturday by the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office with the following: unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, a class 2 felony; aggravated fleeing and eluding, a class 4 felony, domestic battery, a class A misdemeanor; and resisting a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor.

Bogan is currently being held in St. Clair County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

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