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Demario Helm, 33, is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest. He allegedly assaulted two officers after dispute over music at a bar Demario Helm, 33, is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest. He allegedly assaulted two officers after dispute over music at a bar

The City Clerk of Centreville, Illinois is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted two officers at a bar.

Demario Helm, 33, is charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest. Police said Helm became violent after getting into a dispute over music at a bar.

“He tried to get the DJ to keep playing the music but the DJ refused, the music was shut down at that time, and Helm became upset,” said Captain Joseph Kollins with Illinois State Police.

Authorities said Helm then began assaulting two police officers, shoving them. There are also mixed reports that he threw a punch.

“There was a large crowd that started to surround the officers and individual. The crowd then actually separated the officers and individuals,” said Kollins.

News 4's Julian Johnson went to Centreville City Hall to ask Mayor Marius Jackson if Helm was still on the job, but Johnson was told Jackson was not in his office.

Johnson then went to Jackson's home, but nobody answered the door.

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