Alton man accused of using garden tool as weapon - KMOV.com

Alton man accused of using garden tool as weapon

ALTON, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois man is jailed on charges he used a sickle-like gardening tool to attack another man who intervened when the suspect assaulted a woman.

Madison County prosecutors charged Warren Elders, 39, of Alton with aggravated battery.

A spokeswoman for the state's attorney's office says Elders was beating a woman in Alton when the victim intervened and was attacked with the gardening tool.

The victim sustained head injuries that required five staples to close.

Calls to a home telephone listing Sunday for Elders went unanswered. It's not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

Elders is jailed on $25,000 bond.

 

 

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