11/28 – 10:55 p.m. – Police were dispatched to an address on Regency Place for a disturbance in progress. Upon the officer’s arrival he found several subjects in the residence. Upon investigating it was determined there had been a domestic violence situation between a male and female. The male subject was taken into custody. The next day, following interviews with various parties, the report was forwarded to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office. The state’s attorney’s office charged the defendant, Brian M. Whitelaw age 38 of Millstadt with the following, which includes a synopsis of the charging documents:
Count 1: Aggravated Domestic Battery/Strangulation: in that the said defendant, in committing a domestic battery, strangled the victim, a family/household member of the defendant, in that he intentionally impeded the normal breathing of the victim by applying pressure to the victim’s neck. A Class 2 Criminal Felony, Category A Offense.
Count 2: Domestic Battery/Physical Contact: in that the said defendant, knowingly made physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with the victim, a family/household member of the defendant, in that he grabbed the victim about her neck with his hands. A Class A Criminal Misdemeanor, Category A Offense.
His bond was set at $30,000.