ALTON — Two arrest warrants have been issued for Russell B. Bausily, 26, of Alton, for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Investigations have revealed that Bausily had been involved in several altercations in the Alton area since the first report on Friday, Oct. 2.
In one of the incidents, Bausily was the passenger on a traffic stop. As soon as the suspect vehicle stopped, Bausily fled from the vehicle while holding a handgun. Officers pursued Bausily but he was able to evade apprehension.
No one was harmed as a result of these incidents, but the public is warned Bausily is considered armed and dangerous. Police ask the public not to attempt to apprehend Bausily if located. Instead, they should immediately contact the Alton Police Department if they have information that may help in Bausily’s arrest.
Bausily has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Bond has been set at $20,000 and $50,000.
Anyone with any information about Bausily’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Alton Police Department at (618) 463-3505. The anonymous tip line is (618) 465-5948. In an emergency, dial 911.
These charges, as well as the statements made herein, are based on probable cause. The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.