St. Louis man arrested in Centralia for battery to peace officer, already awaiting trial on firearm charge

St. Louis man arrested in Centralia for battery to peace officer, already awaiting trial on firearm charge

CENTRALIA — A St. Louis man was arrested by Centralia Police on Saturday after he allegedly fled a home on South Perrine Street following a 9-1-1 call.

24-year-old Monte D. Ewing was arrested for domestic battery, aggravated battery to a police officer, and resisting arrest. Centralia Police reports indicate that Ewing ran through the back of the home and slammed an exterior door into a CPD officer, knocking him into the frame. A subsequent foot chase ended when officers reportedly tased Ewing knocking him to the ground.

Reports also indicate that Ewing continued to resist arrest when attempting to place him in handcuffs.

Ewing now faces a Class 2 Felony charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer. Ewing was already awaiting trial for a March incident in which he faces a Class 3 Felony Charge for unlawful use or possession of weapons by a felon.

Bond has been set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 23.