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Cahokia man held knife to pregnant woman's throat, police say

Calvin N. Latner is in St. Clair County Jail on $250,000 bail.
Calvin N. Latner is in St. Clair County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Authorities say a Cahokia man pulled his pregnant ex-girlfriend from a car and held a knife to her throat on Wednesday.

The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department was called to the 2200 block of Mullins Creek Road in Dupo on Wednesday by a woman, police said.

The pregnant woman told deputies that Calvin N. Latner, her ex-boyfriend and father of her child, had cut her with a knife, Capt. Bruce Fleshren said.

Latner, 27, of Cahokia, is charged with one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, one count of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, and domestic battery. He was being held at St. Clair County Jail on Friday on $250,000 bail.

Latner was convicted of a prior domestic battery misdemeanor charges stemming from an arrest in January. He was credited with 32 days of time served in that case.

On Wednesday, a 26-year-old woman told deputies that she and Latner were arguing in the car while driving in Dupo. She said he stopped the car and pulled her out of the car and held a knife to her throat, she said, making a mark on her neck. She did not seek medical treatment.

Latner left the scene and was later found and arrested at a residence in Dupo, Fleshren said.

Mary Cooley: 618-239-2535, @MaryCooleyBND
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