GODFREY, IL. (KMOX) – A 37 year old Godfrey man is charged with aggravated battery after allegedly striking an elderly neighbor with a pair of pliers.

Police say Gerry LeClaire of Godfrey attacked the 77 year old man for no reason when the man simply walked up to LeClaire’s home to tell him his water hose was either broken or left on.

LeClaire allegedly began cursing and striking the elderly man on the arm. He is now jailed on 40-thousand dollars bond.


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