Police: Belleville man assaults wife, gets tased by officers

Police: Belleville man assaults wife, gets tased by officers

Gregory D. Brown, 49, from Belleville has been charged with unlawful restraint, two counts of domestic battery and resisting arrest after police said he assaulted his wife and fought with police officers.

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 4:34 PM

(KMOV.com) – A Belleville man is facing multiple charges after police say he assaulted his wife for texting then fought with police officers Sunday evening.

According to authorities, three officers responded to a home on Creston Drive on February 3rd in unincorporated Belleville, Illinois around 7:52 p.m. in regards to call for domestic battery.

When officers arrived, they met the victim’s child who made the call to authorities. The child said her mother was inside the house with her stepfather. The child was unharmed.

Deputies knocked on the door of the home, but were denied entry. The officers attempted to communicate with the suspect, Gregory D. Brown, 49, through the closed door. They explained why they were there and needed to conduct an investigation of a physical disturbance, but Brown became uncooperative.

Officers asked Brown if they could talk to the victim, but he refused and told them she was sick in bed. Another officer arrived on the scene and tried to convince Brown to open the door. Brown refused and turned off the lights in the home. Officers then tried to contact Brown by phone, but received no answer.

Deputies said they could see Brown inside the home and heard glass breaking and the victim yelling. Deputies were also able to see the victim and said she appeared to be asking for help. 

Due to the circumstances, the officers decided to force the front door of the residence open. Once inside, they located Brown and attempted to take him into custody. Brown reportedly refused verbal commands and started fighting with deputies. In order to take the suspect into custody, one of the officers had to use a Taser.

Police later determined that the victim got into an argument with Brown over texting. Brown made the victim sit in a chair and refused to let her stand up. When she tried to get up, Brown shoved her back down.

The victim told police she tried to get a drink in the kitchen and was shoved down on the floor and then into a table and chairs. She said Brown told her not to let police in the house and to get rid of them.

Brown has been charged with unlawful restraint, two counts of domestic battery and resisting arrest. His bond has been set at $20,000.

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