Creal Springs police chief charged with restraint, domestic battery

CREAL SPRINGS, IL (KFVS) - The Creal Springs police chief is facing charges of unlawful restraint and domestic battery.

Chief Nicholas Rider was in an Equality, Ill. home blocking the doorway with his body from Lindsey Karns, and in the presence of a child. Rider also allegedly chest-bumped Karns.

The Gallatin County Circuit Clerk said Rider had a warrant out for his arrest and turned himself in to the Gallatin County Sheriff's Department on March 21. He posted his $1,000 bond.

Rider's first court appearance will be Monday, April 8.

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