Crime

Sparta man accused of battering pregnant woman

A Sparta man is in the St. Clair County Jail facing charges that he bit, punched and repeatedly slapped a pregnant woman during a dispute at a home in the 100 block of Yorkport Drive in Shiloh.

According to a release from the Shiloh Police Department, Kenny P. Stacker, 27, of the 400 block of Osborne Street in Sparta, was arrested Sunday after the woman reported the battery to police.

The release stated Stacker allegedly repeatedly slapped the woman in the face and punched and bit her arm. The woman was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released.

Stacker faces three counts of aggravated battery to a pregnant person, a Class 3 felony. Bail was set at $40,000.

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