Jefferson County Man Charged in Shooting


By WSIL Manager

MT. VERNON -- Formal charges have been filed against a Jefferson County man involved in a weekend shooting.

Charles A. Beckley, 43, of Dix, is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and domestic battery.

Authorities say Beckley got into an argument Saturday night with a woman at the Prairie View Resort in rural Jefferson County. As she rode away, Beckley shot through the rear window of the truck, hitting 29-year-old Jason Wright in the head and neck.

Wright was taken to a Centralia hospital for treatment.

Beckley is being held in the Jefferson County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. A court appearance was scheduled for Thursday.

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