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A Metro East man faces numerous charges following a weekend of incidents in Franklin County

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Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.

A Metro East man has been taken into custody on multiple charges, including holding a woman against her will in the Benton area.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department reports 40-year-old Charles King of Granite City is charged with Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Unlawful Restraint, Aggravated Fleeing and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer, Driving with a suspended / Revoked License, Improper Passing on the Shoulder, Speeding 35 MPH or Over, and Violation of License Classification.

On Saturday at around 5 p.m., a Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a motorcycle on Highway 37 north of Benton.

The operator of the motorcycle sped away.

On Sunday evening, Deputies responded to a 911 call at a residence on Benton Camp Road. The caller said she was being held against her will by a man she knew who had been living at her residence.

By the time deputies arrived, the man had fled into a wooded area, but they connected King to the incident on the motorcycle the night before.

Within minutes of using the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency infrared drone, it was able to locate a heat signature in a heavily wooded area and took King into custody.

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