A rural Mt. Olive man is in custody after allegedly threatening his town’s police chief. 61-year-old Steven W. Foster allegedly made the threat against Chief Ryan Dugger on Friday at the Walgreen’s store in Bethalto.
Bethalto Assistant Police Chief Craig Welch tells The Big Z Foster has had “multiple contacts” with police in Mt. Olive, including the alleged incident on Friday.
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Welch declined to go into detail on the nature of the threat. Foster was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with Threatening a Public Official, which is a Class 3 felony. Bond has been set at $75,000.