Union County State's Attorney's Office

Villa Ridge Man Charged Following Domestic Dispute

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

May 19, 2011

 

Villa Ridge Man Charged Following Domestic Dispute

 

William A. Kern (DOB 01-24-1979) of 301 Dakota Road, Villa Ridge in Pulaski County has been charged following a domestic dispute at his residence.  Kern has been charged with one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon, a Class 2 Felony, two (2) counts Aggravated Domestic Battery, both Class 2 Felonies, one (1) count of Possession of Firearm without Requisite Firearm Owner’s I.D. Card, a Class 3 Felony, and one (1) count of Resisting a Peace Officer, a Class A Misdemeanor.

 

Kern was arrested on the evening of May 17 after Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies and Illinois State Police responded to Kern’s residence.

 

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office has been appointed as Special Prosecutor in the case.  The matter is being investigated by the Illinois State Police in conjunction with other agencies.

 

The Union County State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the public that charges are not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Union County State's Attorney's Office