SOUTH ROXANA - On Aug. 5, South Roxana Police responded to a call about a person being pistol-whipped at Hy and Melrose Avenue. When South Roxana Police arrived, they discovered a man bleeding from the head, who was treated for injuries. A suspect of the attack - James Forgy - was arrested without incident.

During the same incident, a witness saw a grey vehicle flee the scene when police arrived. Hartford, Roxana and Wood River Police Department worked together to catch the fleeing car and two people were taken into custody.

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South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles said several items of evidentiary value were recovered during the traffic stop. After a thorough investigation, the case was presented to the Madison County States Attorney’s Office for review.

The following people were charged for their involvement in the incident:

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James Forgy a 37-year-old male parole from Alton, was charged with Armed Habitual Criminal, Aggravated Battery, and Unlawful Possession of Weapons by Felon with his bond set at $200,000.

Sara Stiles a 29-year-old female parole from Alton, was charged with Unlawful Possession of Weapons by Felon with her bond set at $50,000.

Jacob Richards a 25-year-old male from Alton, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapons by Felon with his bond set at $50,000.

Coles said the South Roxana Police Department has made a request to revoke parole on Forgy and Stiles.

“According to statements obtained the attack occurred over a fight of a stolen vehicle,” Coles said.

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