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Arrest made in Columbia domestic incident

By on April 23, 2014 at 12:03 pm

columbia policeColumbia police arrested a 27-year-old man following a domestic incident that led to a Thursday afternoon vehicle search.

Shortly before 2:30 p.m., Columbia police received a 911 call reporting a possible abduction from the 2600 block of Deercreek Court. The caller was able to provide a vehicle description along with an Illinois license plate number.

“The caller reported a female passenger screaming for help from the passenger seat while a male driver restrained the passenger by holding her with his arm around her neck,” Columbia Police Chief Joe Edwards said.

Officers responded to the area, and a vehicle description was given to Illinois State Police, who put out an areawide broadcast.  Officers from Dupo, Cahokia, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and Belleville assisted.

A St. Clair County deputy located the suspect, victim and vehicle in the 7200 block of Triple Lakes Road.

Arrested for domestic battery, unlawful restraint and endangering the life of a child in the case is Charles V. Grissom Jr., 27, of Columbia.


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Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.