Local man accused of spreading HIV faces charges in Missouri and Illinois
By KMOV Web Producer
Patrick Wayne Gregory, 26, was charged Thursday, October 13, 2011, with knowingly spreading HIV. He is facing charges in both Missouri and Illinois. By KMOV Web Producer
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A 26-year-old man is facing charges in both Missouri and Illinois after being accused of knowingly spreading HIV.
Patrick Wayne Gregory is behind bars in Madison County, and is also charged in St. Louis with exposing women to the virus.
The Central West End is just one area where Gregory lived and worked. Police say they consider this to be a public health issue, and they want any sex partners of Gregory to come forward or at least get tested for HIV.
At least one woman was placed at risk in Collinsville when Gregory lived there last year. Another two women were placed at risk when he also lived in the Central West End where he also worked at Llewelyn’s Pub. Police believe there may be more victims.
Gregory is in custody at the Madison Country Jail in Edwardsville, Illinois with a bond set at $100,000.
In late September, officials in St. Louis began investigating after several victims said they believed they were exposed to HIV after having sexual contact with Gregory. On Thursday, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office issued warrants for three counts of knowingly transmitting HIV. Bond was set at $250,000.
The city of St. Louis is awaiting extradition from Illinois.
Anyone who believes they were at risk of exposure while in the City of St. Louis is asked to call St. Louis Sex Crimes Detectives at 314-444-5385.