Man faces felony charge after struggle with deputy

GRANITE CITY, Ill. - A man faces a felony charge of aggravated battery after an incident with a Madison County deputy on Saturday.

Deputies were called to a home in the 4700 block of Warnock Avenue in Granite City for a call of a suicidal subject armed with a knife, according to a news release. Once deputies arrived, they found Dakota Childs, 23, restrained by family members. Childs struggled and even spat in the face of one of his family members.

After Childs was handcuffed he was escorted to a deputy's vehicle when he tried to turn toward a family member. A second deputy was called and assisted the first deputy in placing Childs in the back of a squad car.

While trying to get Childs in the squad car, Childs spat in the first deputy's face and inflicted a three inch cut to the palm of the first officer, according to the release.

During processing at Madison County Jail, a "suspected cannabis pipe" was found in Childs possession, according to the release. Childs was also charged with a misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Childs was issued a $50,0000 bond.


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