WOOD RIVER — A Dorsey man who kicked out the window of a police vehicle after a resident caught him burglarizing her home was charged Friday with two felonies, police said.
In a press release, Deputy Chief Dan Bunt said at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Wood River police received a 911 call from a resident in the 200 block of Picker. The caller advised she returned home and confronted a man in her kitchen. The man fled the residence through the back door.
Officers from Wood River, East Alton, Roxana and Hartford quickly set up a perimeter. An Alton K-9 unit was requested to respond. As the K-9 unit arrived, the suspect was spotted inside the perimeter and was apprehended after a short foot chase.
The K-9 unit was able to assist in an article search of the area. Several items of evidence were recovered during this search.
While being transported, the suspect kicked the rear passenger window out of a Wood River police Explorer.
The case was presented to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday for formal charges. The suspect, Brandon S. Tate, 31, of the 300 block Prairie Town Road, was charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to government-supported property, both felonies. Bond was set at $150,000.
Tate also was wanted on a felony warrant out of Alton for offenses related to a motor vehicle; bond set at $75,000. He will be transported to the Madison County Jail later this afternoon.