Police: Man tried to back semi rig into courthouse - KMOV.com

Police: Man tried to back semi rig into courthouse

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A trucker upset about child-support matters is charged with felony criminal property damage after police say he intentionally tried backing his tractor-trailer into a southwestern Illinois courthouse.

Edwardsville Police Chief James Bedell says 42-year-old Roy Conger's attempt to ram the Madison County courthouse on Monday failed when the Collinsville man's semi rig got stuck on the property's steps.

Police say Conger left the scene and surrendered at the nearby county jail.

He's charged with criminal damage to state-supported property valued at more than $500.

Conger earlier this month sought to have his child-support payments reduced after he lost his job.

He was jailed Tuesday on $25,000 bond. He couldn't be reached for comment, and it isn't clear if he has an attorney.

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