Southern Illinois police chief faces unlawful restraint, domestic battery charges
UPDATE: The Gallatin County Clerk's Office tells Local 6 that Creal Springs, Illinois Police Chief Nicholas Rider appeared in court Monday without an attorney.
A request for an continuance of the first appearance by Rider and the state's attorney was granted by the judge.
It was rescheduled for April 15th at 9 a.m.
CREAL SPRINGS, Ill. - The Gallatin County Sheriff says a police chief is facing unlawful restraint and domestic battery charges.
Creal Springs Police Chief Nicholas Rider was arrested March 21 on those charges.
According to a complaint, Rider allegedly detained Lindsey Karns in an Equality, Illinois home by blocking the doorway with his body in the presence of a child. Rider also allegedly chest-bumped Karns.
Rider is on unpaid leave while the investigation continues.
Court papers show he posted a $1,000 bond.
Rider is due in court on April 8 and 9 in Shawneetown.