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Charges Following Pursuit

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Derek A. ScrogginsA 40-year-old Alton man is facing a plethora of new charges following a pursuit through several Riverbend communities Friday evening. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna tells The Big Z Derek A. Scroggins of the 600 block of Leonard Street fled at about 6pm Friday after being spotted near Wickenhauser Avenue in the Milton area.

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After allegedly fleeing into East Alton and Wood River, Scroggins returned to Leonard Street, where he was taken into custody. He was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, and nine felonies: Armed Violence, Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Weapons by a Felon, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis with Intent to Deliver, Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (heroin), Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (LSD), Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer. Bond was set at $250,000.

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