Crime

Caseyville man charged with weapons felony

A Caseyville man has been charged with a felony for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Ryan S. Miniex, 30, of Caseyville, is being held at the St. Clair County Jail on a $20,000 bond on weapons charges.

Charges stemmed from an incident at about 1:20 p.m., where a man was reported speeding near where children were playing. A resident along the 1900 block of Chevy Chase Drive in Caseyville reported asking the man to slow down for the children and said the suspect threatened him with a handgun and then drove away.

The victim called police with a description of the suspect and vehicle. An officer stopped a vehicle of that description soon after that call, on Concord Street in Caseyville.

The Caseyville officer found a loaded handgun in the suspect’s possession. On Monday, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office issued a warrant for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against Miniex.

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