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Mound City, IL city council decides to suspend police chief without pay

This is an image of Jimmy Page taken during an interview with him in 2016. (Source: KFVS) This is an image of Jimmy Page taken during an interview with him in 2016. (Source: KFVS)
James Page (Source: Jackson County Police Department) James Page (Source: Jackson County Police Department)
UNION COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Mound City, Illinois city council decided that their police chief will remain suspended without pay from his office.

The council made the unanimous decision during a meeting on Tuesday, May 16.

Jimmy Page was arrested on May 8 on charges of domestic battery.

Page will remain suspended without pay from his office, pending dismissal.

Council members agreed to appoint Lieutenant Justin Montgomery as temporary police chief.

Mayor Allison Madison said the top of agenda is the future and what the best decision for the community will be.

"We will try to get this resolved in a timely manner and hopefully it will be tonight and maybe tomorrow we will have a definite answer as to what our decision was," Mayor Madison said. "But right now, I just want the people of the city to know I am working very hard on resolving this."

According to Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds, Page was arrested by troopers with the Illinois State Police on Monday, May 8.

The alleged offense happened in rural Union County and a report was made alleging domestic battery involving a family member.

Troopers arrested Page shortly thereafter at his home.

Court records show Page faces three counts of domestic battery causing bodily harm.

He later bonded out of jail.

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