Metro-East News

Township worker beats woman with vacuum and mug, charges state

Keith Randolph, a convicted armed robber and a janitor for East St. Louis Township, faces three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery for allegedly beating a woman family member with his hand, a mug and a vacuum cleaner.

Randolph, 53, is the son of township trustee Scott Randolph. Keith Randolph faces a Sept 28 hearing on the latest battery charges.

He could not immediately be reached for comment.

In 2009, he was sentenced to 14 years in state prison for three armed robbery convictions. He was paroled several years ago.

Upon his release on $3,500 bail, Randolph was ordered by St. Clair County Associate Judge Tameeka Purchase to stay away from his residence for 72 hours and then must be in the presence of a police officer to enter the premises on Gray Avenue in East St. Louis to remove personal possessions.

Randolph works as a janitor at the Clyde Jordan Senior Citizen Center.