Metro-East man accused of stealing in front of sheriff's deputy - KMOV.com

Metro-East man accused of stealing in front of sheriff's deputy

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By Ruella Rouf By Ruella Rouf

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A Granite City man is accused of stealing food from a convenient store while a Madison County Sheriff's Deputy was inside the store.

The deputy said he saw James Ellis steal food. When he confronted Ellis, Ellis handed over the food.

The deputy then attempted to put handcuffs on Ellis to arrest him. Instead, Ellis allegedly hit the deputy in the face as he tried to escape.

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