GLEN CARBON - A convicted felon from Glen Carbon faces new charges after he escalated an argument with construction workers in his neighborhood by allegedly pointing an AR-15 rifle at them.

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Kenyon J. Jones, 37, of Glen Carbon, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon and two counts of aggravated assault on April 23, 2024.

A petition to deny Jones’s release describes the incident as follows:

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“Defendant was identified as the suspect who was involved in a verbal altercation with several construction workers who were renovating a residential property adjacent to defendant’s,” the petition states. “The parties argued about the construction crew taking water from [the] defendant’s property and in the course of that argument, both sides took a fighting posture.

“Defendant then returned into his home and retrieved an AR-15 rifle, racking the slide and pointing it at the workers. Defendant is a convicted felon.”

Jones had a prior felony conviction of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance from 2011 in Madison County, according to court documents.

The Glen Carbon Police Department presented the latest case against Jones, who faces a Class 3 felony for the weapon possession charge and two Class A misdemeanors for the assault charges.

The issuance of charges is based solely upon probable cause and is not an indication of guilt. All subjects charged with criminal offenses are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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