WOOD RIVER — A man who fired a gun during a standoff with police was charged Tuesday with aggravated discharge of a firearm.
According to a press release from Deputy Chief Dan Bunt, the Wood River Police Department received a 911 call at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, from the 200 block of East Acton. The caller advised her neighbor was at her residence requesting the police concerning a domestic battery.
Upon arrival, officers contacted the alleged victim. She told police her adult son had battered her and was in the upstairs apartment with a gun and possibly suicidal.
Because of a narrow hallway leading to the upstairs apartment, officers tried to communicate with the suspect from the bottom of the staircase. Several minutes into the standoff the suspect yelled that he could hear the officers coming up the stairs and a gun was fired through the apartment door.
The suspect, Daniel S. Elledge, 20, exited the apartment a short time later and was taken into custody. On the night of the incident, Elledge was admitted to an area hospital for treatment.
The case was presented to the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office Tuesday, Jan. 27. Elledge was charged with a class X enhanced felony of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Misdemeanor charges of domestic battery and no valid firearm owner's identification card were consolidated with the felony. Bond for Elledge was set by Associate Judge Neil Schroeder at $200,000.
Elledge was picked up at his residence Tuesday afternoon and is being held at the Madison County Jail.