Herrin Man Charged for Battery After Colp Incident

Herrin Man Charged for Battery After Colp Incident

COLP – A Herrin man is facing charges following an armed disturbance on Garfield Street in Colp around 3:30 Thursday afternoon.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release when responding law enforcement arrived, they saw the suspect, identified as Keontae M. Morris of Herrin, enter the home holding what appeared to be a gun in his right hand. A perimeter was established and after a brief stand-off, Morris exited the home without further incident.

Morris was arrested and booked into the Williamson County Jail on charges of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Unlawful Restraint.

Those with information concerning the investigation are encouraged call the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-997-6541 or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-414-TIPS. All callers may remain anonymous.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office thanked their law enforcement partners including the Cambria, Carterville, Hurst and Marion police departments, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Illinois State Police.

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