SOUTH ROXANA – A man police say was shot in a drug deal gone awry has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine.
In a press release Wednesday, Police Chief Bob Coles said Bryon Richards was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. His bond is set at $500,000 and he is not in police custody.
On May 31, police responded to a shooting in the 200 block of Smith Avenue. The investigation revealed Richards in possession of more than 15 grams but less than 100 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine. Police recovered methamphetamine, scales and other paraphernalia from Richards' residence.
Richards was shot in an apparent drug deal gone wrong. Richards was on parole at the time of the narcotics sales but was released by the Illinois Department of Corrections. After Richards recovered from his gunshot wound, the South Roxana Police Department applied for charges.
Scott G. Mcreaken, 24, of the 3000 block of West Chain of Rocks Road in Granite City, was charged in the shooting 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.
In other South Roxana cases:
Randy Robbs was charged Oct. 7 with one count of aggravated driving under the influence and one count of aggravated driving while license revoked.
South Roxana police stopped Robbs at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 7 for improper lane usage on Madison Avenue in South Roxana. Robbs' license was revoked at the time of the traffic stop for previous DUI convictions. The officer smelled an odor of alcohol coming from Robbs and the suspect failed field sobriety testing.
Robbs was placed under arrest for driving on the two charges and released pending the review by the States Attorney’s Office to determine if Robbs was eligible for felony charges.
Robbs is not in custody.
Chad Cobb was charged with unlawful failure to register as a sex offender (second subsequent offense) and unlawful failure to register as a sex offender (second subsequent offense).
During an annual sex offender verification check conducted by the South Roxana Police Department, it was determined Cobb no longer lived at his registered sex offender address in the 400 block of Ohio Avenue. The current resident advised Cobb had moved out of the residence several months ago.
Cobb did not update his status with the police department. The case was forwarded to the state's attorney for review and charges were obtained.
Cobb is believed to be staying in East Alton and is not in custody at this time.