SWIC campus safety officer charged after family dispute - KMOV.com

SWIC campus safety officer charged after family dispute

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A Metro East college safety officer is facing felony charges after a family dispute.

According to police, 51-year-old Michael Stark, who is the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, knocked out windows of a family member's truck and then shot a gun at it.

Police said an argument had erupted between Stark and his step-daughter's husband during a barbecue.

Stark is charged with criminal damage to property and reckless discharge of a firearm.  He is also charged with misdemeanor domestic battery for pushing his wife.

Stark was placed on paid administrative leave.

 

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