Mendon man charged with hitting member of Mendon School Board pleads not guilty

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Alex Felde | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

QUINCY — A Mendon man charged with striking a school board member at a meeting of the Mendon School Board in September pled not guilty to the charges on Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court.

The case for Alex S. Felde, 30, has been placed on the June jury trial docket. A status hearing in Felde’s case was set for 9 a.m. May 18. He is represented by Quincy attorney Drew Schnack.

Felde is facing charges of aggravated battery of a school employee and aggravated battery in a public place. Both charges are Class 3 felonies.

Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department responded Sept. 1 to a disturbance at the CUSD No. 4 Board of Education meeting at Unity high School in Mendon. 

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies learned Felde had been removed from the school and was allegedly involved in some type physical altercation. Deputies learned Felde was previously present at the school board meeting and allegedly had been causing a disruption. School officials attempted to escort Felde out of the meeting, and he allegedly struck one of the school officials and left the school. 

Felde was located a short time later at his residence and was taken into custody.  

He remains free on bond after posting $750.

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