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EDWARDSVILLE — A Wood River man faces two felony charges after allegedly striking a Wood River High School teacher and Wood River Police Officer in November.

LaShelvy D. White, 18, of Wood River, was charged March 15 with two counts of aggravated battery, one a Class 2 felony and the other a Class 3 felony.

The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department.

According to court documents, on Nov. 17 White allegedly struck an East Alton High School teacher in the chest, and kneed a Wood River police officer in the groin.

Bail was set at $60,000.

In a separate case, a Maryville man faces felony charges in two separate filings March 15.


Evan J. Fedro, 33, of Maryville, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and aggravated assault, a Class 4 felony.

The battery charge was presented by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the assault charge by the Maryville Police Department.

According to court documents, on March 12 Fedro allegedly swung his fists at a Maryville police officer and struck a sheriff’s deputy.

Bail was set at $50,000 on the assault charge, and $60,000 on the battery charge.

Other felony charges filed March 15 by the Madison County State’s Attorney include:

• Tamaija D. Gipson, 26, of Alton, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 3 felony. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On March 14 Gipson, who had a prior conviction for residential burglary in 2012 out of Madison County, allegedly was found to be in possession of a revolver. Bail was set at $15,000.

• Dorian C. Andrews, 33, of East St. Louis, was charged with domestic battery (second subsequent offense), and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, both Class 4 felonies. The case was presented by the Wood River Police Department. On March 14 Andrews struck a family or household member in the head, and was found to be in possession of less than 15 grams of cocaine. It was noted he had a prior conviction for domestic battery in 2019 out of St. Clair County. Bail was set at $25,000.



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