ALTON — The Alton Police Department has arrested an Alton man in reference to an ongoing drug investigation.
Alton police received information that a man was selling illegal drugs and initiated an investigation. The man was identified and several purchases of drugs were made from the subject by the police department’s drug unit.
As a result of that investigation, Michael F. Williams-Bey, 20, was charged Tuesday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office with three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (cocaine), one count of aggravated battery to a police officer and one count of resisting a peace officer.
Williams-Bey was apprehended and is in custody at the Alton Police Department. At the time of his arrest, Williams-Bey fled from officers on foot, leading them on a short pursuit. During the pursuit and subsequent arrest, one of the officers received injuries to his arm. The injured officer remains on active duty.
Williams-Bey’s bail was set at $200,000 by Judge Richard Tognarelli.
Also filed Tuesday was a verified application for a revocation of bail against Williams-Bey for a previous unlawful possession of a controlled substance charge on which Williams-Bey posted bond March 14. The bail for the past charge was modified to no bail, also by Tognarelli.
These charges, as well as the statements made herein, are based upon probable cause. The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.