A Springfield, Ill., man was recently arrested on a warrant for his alleged involvement in a fight with a Brazil man in July.
On Aug. 31, an arrest warrant was issued by Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout for Shawn James Vernon Riggle, 34, on the charges of class D felony criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury and class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury.
It was sent to local authorities and the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office in Springfield, Ill.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by officials at the Brazil Police Department at the Clay County Courthouse, on July 24, while visiting the area, Riggle allegedly got into a physical altercation with a male Brazil resident.
The victim, who was allegedly beaten into "unconsciousness," required medical attention for severe head trauma.
On Sept. 11, Riggle was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed).
Appearing before Judge Trout Monday, Riggle requested to speak with an attorney before entering a plea in the case.
Attorney Geoffrey Creason was assigned in the matter and a preliminary not guilty plea was entered on Riggle's behalf.
The case was set for a "fast and speedy trial" with a jury trial date set for Nov. 2.
Trout left the bond as originally set and entered a no contact order on behalf of the victim.
Jail officials confirm Riggle remains incarcerated awaiting further court proceedings.