A Granite City man is facing charges after police say he struck his girlfriend with his truck last weekend. 39 year old Terry D. Becker of the 1100 block of St. Thomas Road is cited for aggravated domestic battery following the incident last Saturday night on the parking lot of a business on Maryville Road.
Madison County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to the scene of the 5500 block of Maryville Road around 10:20pm and found the alleged victim lying in the parking lot complaining of leg pain. The woman told police she got into an argument with Becker as they were entering his vehicle and he punched her in the chest with his fist. She then exited the vehicle and as he was leaving, the truck reportedly slid sideways, striking the woman and fracturing her left knee. She was treated and released at a local hospital and Becker was found later at his home and arrested. Charges were presented to the State's Attorney's Office on Monday and he was being held on a bond of $30,000.