In local police reports, two convicted felons have been arrested and charged with allegedly waving weapons around town on Sunday. 24 year old Tremaine Jackson of the 500 block of Highland in Alton, and 25 year old Mark Gerhardt of the 400 block of Douglas Place in East Alton are charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
27 year old Michael Wood and 22 year old Devin Wills both of the 800 block of Center Drive in East Alton are each charged with three counts of aggravated battery to a child. Authorities say Wood actually committed the battery between May 18 and May 20 of this year to a child under the age of 13. Wills is charged because he is related to the child but did not report the alleged incident. Another relative contacted authorities to report the bruising on the child.
Wood River Police were holding 30 year old Michael Ault of Wood River for possession of drug equipment.