METRO-EAST (KMOV) – A Belleville, Ill couple was charged Monday following a domestic dispute report that allegedly began with an argument over a can of soup.
Shellice Connors, 47, and Carlos Anthony, 47, were charged Monday by the State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly’s office. Connors was charged with felony disorderly conduct. Anthony was charged with misdemeanor attempted obstruction of justice.
On Sunday, September 8, 2013, deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 2700 block of West Blvd. in the unincorporated area of Belleville in reference to a Domestic Battery in progress.
According to authorities, Connors had reported to a 9-1-1 dispatcher her fiancé had assaulted her and was attempting to enter the home through the front door.
After arriving on the scene, deputies reported sounds of a possible struggle from inside the residence. However, they were unable to enter the residence.
A short time later a 9-1-1 dispatcher made phone contact with Connors who told them she had left the home and was currently staying with relatives. Connors also reported that she believed Anthony was still inside the home.
Due to the developing situation and demanding circumstances, deputies entered the home.
According to authorities, both Connors and Anthony were located inside. Furthermore, neither Connors nor Anthony showed any sign a physical altercation had occurred, said deputies.
Following a brief investigation, deputies determined Connors and Anthony had been arguing over a can of soup and refused to answer the door after becoming aware authorities had responded.
Both suspects are being held in the St. Clair County Jail.
A St. Clair County Judge set Connors' bond at $15,000.
Sheriff Richard Watson of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind the public of the importance to utilize 9-1-1 for emergency purposes only.