Man arrested following domestic incident in Columbia

Columbia police have arrested a 27-year-old man following a domestic incident that occurred around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Around 2:24 p.m., the 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.

Officers responded to the area.  The 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, the victim and vehicle in the 7200 block of Triple Lakes Road in rural St. Clair County.  CPD officers and detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

Police submitted charges for domestic battery, unlawful restraint, and endangering the life of a child against Charles V. Grissom Jr., 27, of Columbia, to the Monroe County State’s Attorney.

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Corey Saathoff

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.
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