Man arrested for aggravated domestic battery toward brother

Staff Report

A man has been placed in the Coles County Jail on pending charges of aggravated domestic battery.

Anthony M. Fisher, 23, of Effingham, allegedly battered his brother with an empty box cutter inside of a vehicle in the 300 block of West Lincoln Avenue at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Fisher then fled the scene and was later located in the 800 block of 18th Street.

The victim did not sustain major injuries and refused medical attention, according to a press release from the Charleston Police Department.

Alert EIU issued an alert at 1:10 p.m. to alert students because of the proximity to campus, and officers searched several areas around campus.

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