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O’Fallon Man Charged with Assault, Unlawful Use of Weapon

Gregory Potthast

Charges have been issued against a 44-year-old O’Fallon man in an incident on Sunny Slope Court in O’Fallon on Friday.

Gregory Alan Potthast has been charged with one felony count of second degree domestic assault and one felony count of unlawful use of weapons.

Gregory Potthast

Police were called to the residence at 10:49 a.m. Friday by a 39-year-old women who said that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. She said that the man was in an upstairs bathroom threatening to kill himself.

The St. Charles County Regional Swat Team and Crisis Negotiators responded to the scene and attempted to negotiate with the subject. When no progress was made, they introduced a chemical agent into the residence. Potthast then surrendered and was taken into custody.

Bond was set at $25,000 cash only.

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