Break in call backfires: Couple in custody - KMOV.com

Break in call backfires: Couple in custody

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(KMOV)- A call to the Fairview Heights police department backfired on Regina Steward. Early Wednesday morning, Fairview Heights police responded to a break in report to Steward's residence. She told the police that the burglar was fighting with her husband in the front yard.

When they arrived on the scene, officers found a man lying in the front yard with serious injuries. He was taken to Memorial Hospital then transferred to St. Louis University Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was an acquaintance of the couple. He did not break into the home, rather Steward and her husband Jeremy Bridges had stabbed and beaten the man.

Bridges, 24, and Steward, 34, were each charged with 2 counts of aggrevated battery on February 25 by the St. Clair County State's Attorney's office.

Both suspects are in custody at the St. Clair County Jail. Bond for Bridges is set at $75,000 and Steward's bond is $90,000.

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