A Quincy man was charged Friday in Madison County Circuit Court with a felony charge of driving while license revoked, Madison County Sheriff Robert J. Hertz said in a press release.
Police identified the man as Thomas Lee Kealen, 28, of the 700 block of North Ninth Street.
On April 10, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in regard to Kealen. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office was informed Kealen was wanted by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office regarding a felony warrant. Adams County representatives received information Kealen was in Godfrey.
On April 10 at about 5:33p.m., Madison County deputies observed Kealen operating a vehicle on the 5600 block of Godfrey Road, Godfrey. Deputies initiated a traffic stop with the vehicle, and Kealen was arrested without incident for the aforementioned warrant. Kealen provided a false name to investigating deputies, and it was discovered Kealen had a revoked Illinois driver’s license because of a Pike County conviction on April 6, 2010, for driving under the influence.
Kealen was previously convicted on May 27, 2010, for driving while license revoked for the associated DUI, which qualified him for the enhanced felony offense.
Kealen was also issued a citation for an obstructed windshield and charged with a misdemeanor charge of obstructing identification.
Kealen was transported to the Madison County Jail, where he was held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The felony warrant and information was signed by Judge James Hackett, who set bond at $15,000.