Officer bitten making arrest in assault on convenience store clerk

• A Jacksonville woman was arrested on Saturday after police say she bit an officer who tried to arrest her after an attack on a convenience store employee.

Alana M. Jackson, 36, of 448 S. Mauvaisterre St. was arrested for aggravated battery at 12:36 a.m. Saturday after being charged with assaulting an employee of Circle K, 602 N. Main St.

During her arrest, she resisted officers’ efforts to put her in a police cruiser and bit an officer on the arm, according to a police report. Resisting arrest and aggravated assault of a peace officer were added to his charges.

The officer was slightly injured, police said.


• William G. Duffy, 73, of Jacksonville was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident after the car he was driving collided with a car being driven by John P. Elliott, 53, of Jacksonville in 6:25 a.m. pm Friday at Main Street and Morton Avenue.

• William L. Adams, 61, of Jacksonville was cited for wrongful passing of a vehicle on the right after a small trailer he was towing his bicycle hit a vehicle stopped at Main Street and College Avenue at 7:01 p.m. Friday.


• Brandy N. Wilson, 38, of 105 Wyatt St., Franklin, was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Friday on a charge of domestic battery. She was charged with punching someone during an altercation in the 400 block of Sherman Street. She was also arrested on a Calhoun County warrant charging her with failing to appear in court for an insurance-related traffic violation.

• Brandon L. Hazel, 30, of 2408 N. Lasalle Drive, Alton, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Friday for resisting or obstructing a peace officer after police said he refused to ‘obeying orders as police investigate a disturbance in the 400 block of Sherman Street. He was also arrested for domestic battery after being accused of punching a family member.

• Richard A. Brown, 38, of 60 Evergreen Drive, Beardstown, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. Friday for retail theft with a prior conviction after being charged with attempting to take goods from Walmart, 1941 W. Morton Ave .