HARDIN — A Bunker Hill man is facing three more felony charges in the alleged abduction of his estranged wife.
Calhoun County State's Attorney Richard J. Ringhausen on Friday charged Jonathan S. Trexler, 36, with aggravated kidnapping, a Class X felony punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison; aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony punishable by two to five years in prison; and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison. Bond was set at $500,000.
According to court documents, Trexler is accused of striking his estranged wife in the head with a wine bottle and possessing less than 15 grams of cocaine.
Trexler and his estranged wife were the subjects of a manhunt after they were reported missing April 6. After interviewing the woman's neighbors Thursday, investigators developed information that led them to finding Jonathan Trexler in a trailer in Calhoun County. A standoff ensued in which officers negotiated with him over a loudspeaker. The standoff ended with Trexler surrendering and his wife being taken from the scene to be treated for possible injuries.
The Jersey County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police and the FBI were some of the agencies involved in the manhunt.
Jersey County State's Attorney Ben Goetten on Friday charged Trexler with aggravated armed kidnapping, home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault. The three counts are Class X felonies, punishable by 6 to 30 years in prison. Bond was set at $500,000.
The charges were filed in the Seventh Judicial Circuit for Jersey County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit for Calhoun County.