A May 3 attack on Belle Street has resulted in the death of 43-year-old Johnny Gleason of South Roxana.
Gleason succumbed to injuries on June 6 he suffered during a beating after allegedly trying to intervene in a domestic incident taking place on the street near Mac’s Time Out Lounge. The beating may also have triggered a heart attack at the time of the incident. The Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged twins Aaron M. and Adam M. Hosford of Wood River in the attack, with charges including two counts of aggravated battery and one count of mob action. Witnesses say other people also were involved in the attack.
As of Tuesday morning, further charges had not been filed against the two men or any other participants.
Gleason was well-known in the area as a drummer; at the time of his death he was a member of local band Cherry Hill.
Displaced families receiving help following fire
Families who were forced to relocate to empty apartments following a fire at the Pine Meadow Court complex on Washington Avenue are receiving help from the Red Cross.
Disaster volunteers are providing emergency food, clothing and shelter to a family of six (two adults and four children) whose apartment was damaged by fire.
On June 4, the blaze began in apartment No. 32 of the complex. The apartment was seriously damaged, and three surrounding apartments have been deemed unlivable.
The complex currently is cleaning and repairing the damaged units.
Shred Day is Saturday
State Rep Dan Beiser, D-Alton, State Sen. William Haine, D-Alton and the RiverBend Growth Association have teamed up to host a free Shred Day from 9 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of Haine’s office at 307 Henry St.
Residents will be able to deliver personal documents, credit cards and statements, hard drives and more to be securely shredded by a professional company (limit of two boxes per car; cardboard boxes cannot be left on the property).
For more information, call (618) 465-5900.