Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, the Madison County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of 41 year old Robert Douglas Rodgers of the first block of Snowbird in Granite City for aggravated battery and obstructing justice. Authorities say they were called to the scene of a battery in the 5400 block of Maryville Road on October 29 and found a man who had obvious facial injuries.

The man was taken to a local hospital with a fractured skull and broken teeth. Police determined the Rodgers battered the victim with his fists. Bond has been set at $50,000.