Pittsfield man arrested for multiple charges, including Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Victor B Stephens — Pittsfield Police Department

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Pittsfield Police arrested a man on in connection with an aggravated domestic battery case that involved a firearm.

At around 7 p.m. on Jan. 4, officers were dispatched to a domestic violence issue in the 300 block of Curtis Street in Pittsfield. It was reported the suspect had pointed a rifle at family members during the altercation. It was additionally reported that the suspect stated he would shoot officers when they arrived.

Officers responded to the area and observed the suspect loading guns and ammunition into a car.

Officers, including the Pittsfield K-9 unit, approached the suspect when he got into his vehicle to leave, to prevent him from leaving and potentially causing violence in other locations. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. A loaded SKS style rifle and a shotgun were located in the passenger seat. 

Police arrested Victor B Stephens, 33, of Pittsfield and Pike County State’s Attorney Walker Filbert filed the following charges against Stephens:

  1. Aggravated Domestic Battery
  2. Two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  3. Six counts of Illegal Possession of a Firearm
  4. Two counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance 

Filbert also filed to deny pretrial release for Stephens, which was granted by Judge Charles Burch.

Stephens is, who was already on parole for Domestic Assault and Illegal Possession of a Firearm, is currently lodged in the Pike County Jail. 

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