SOUTH ROXANA — A Granite City man was charged Wednesday with three felonies for shooting a man Tuesday, allegedly over a drug-related robbery.
Scott G. Mcreaken, 24, of the 3000 block of West Chain of Rocks Road, was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm, and one count of unlawful possession of weapons by felon. Bond was set at $150,000. A no-bond revocation of bail warrant also was issued for Mcreaken, a parolee who was out of jail on a recognizance bond for a May 24 felony charge of false report of an offense. He was convicted of burglary in September 2014.
According to a press release from Police Chief Bob Coles, a search of Mcreaken’s vehicle revealed a .380-caliber pistol believed to be used during the commission of the crime. The gun was reported stolen through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Smith Street over a narcotics robbery involving the sale of methamphetamine, police said.
The victim is also on parole and is in stable condition at an area hospital. A review for criminal charges will be sought at a later time for his involvement in the case.
Two females were not charged and have been released from custody. The South Roxana Police Department has notified parole and requested a parole violation warrant be issued for Mcreaken’s arrest as well.
“The community getting involved to help take back their neighborhood is what led to such quick response in charges and apprehending the person responsible for this crime,” Coles said. “I thank everyone in town and hope the future cooperation of citizens with the police is something we can continue to build upon.”
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