Pontoon Beach man alleges neighbor hit him in front of police

By Angelino Menconi | Dec 21, 2015

A Pontoon Beach man is suing his neighbor alleging the defendant chased him with a steel tow chain, threatened to shoot him and struck him in the presence of the police.

Gary Wright filed a lawsuit Oct. 5 in Madison County Circuit Court against James Miller, alleging three incidents of battery.

According to the complaint, each occurrence took place on Miller's property, and in the final act, on Sept. 15, Miller struck the plaintiff in the presence of a police officer.

Miller seeks damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by attorney Thomas G. Maag of Magg Law Firm LLC in Wood River.  

Madison County Circuit Court case number 2015-L-1285 

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