A French Village man is charged with three felonies following an Aug. 17 incident, according to a probable cause statement obtained from the St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

Shiloh Morris, 30, of French Village is charged with second-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to the statement, a St. Francois County Sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a residence on Koester Spring Road about 6:30 p.m. regarding a disturbance. Upon arriving, the deputy observed a male, later identified as Morris, who was holding two kitchen knives in his right hand, a third in his left hand and seemed agitated.

According to witnesses, Morris had come home “stumbling around and cursing.” The situation had escalated as additional individuals were called to help control Morris as he became increasingly upset.

The situation came to a head when Morris allegedly pushed a female to the ground, prompting a friend to step in and wrestle him away. Witnesses said Morris then went into the house and came back with the knives, swinging them and grazing one male’s hand.

Morris is being held on a $50,000 bond, cash or surety. 

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.


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