Aggravated Domestic Battery

5/23 – 10:26 a.m. – Police responded to a 911 call for a Battery in progress.  A Good Samaritan reported observing a male subject striking a female while they were parked in a vehicle in the 500 block of West Madison Street.  The male left the scene on foot prior to police arrival.  The responding officer determined the incident was a domestic battery.  The male suspect was unable to be located at the time.  Upon a thorough investigation, the case was forwarded to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office – Domestic Violence Unit, for review.  On Monday the 24th the state’s attorney’s office charged the defendant, Christopher W. Sins age 31 of Millstadt, with two counts of Aggravated Domestic Battery; a Class 4 Criminal Felony, Category A Offense.  The charges were Aggravated due to the defendant having previously been convicted of a domestic battery.  His bond was set at $50,000.  On Tuesday the 25th the defendant was apprehended by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department on a traffic stop in unincorporated Belleville.  We would like to thank the sheriff’s department for their assistance.

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