Checking local police reports provided this morning to Z-1570, Wood River Police report a home invasion last evening on Eckhard Street. The suspect is described as a white male, about 6-feet tall with a black bandanna over his face and a green hooded jacket who forced entry into the home. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 251-3113.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department reports charges against 17 year old Jessie Hicks, Jr., of the 2100 block of Washington in Alton for aggravated battery. Hicks was in a Madison County Courtroom last Friday on a robbery charge and after the judge set bond, police say he became combative toward deputies and kicked or punched three officers before he was subdued and taken to jail. Bond was set at $15,000 for the robbery charge and is now $100,000 on the new charge.

An Alton man was arrested for an armed robbery at the Edwardsville Farm Fresh Store on Monday. 20 year old Tuan Steward of the 2300 block of Edmond was taken into custody a few hours later in the first block of Halleck after a call of a suspicious person in the neighborhood. The stolen money and BB-gun style weapon were recovered.

Lodged in the East Alton jail this morning, 22 year old Thomas Mix of the 400 block of Sunset Ridge in Washington, Missouri, held on 2 counts of domestic battery.