On Monday, Sept. 23 Elsberry Police Officer Michael Bales was dispatched to a fight in progress at the 200 block of Lincoln Street in Elsberry.
According to Officer Bales he witnessed two males, Edward Drydon Jr. and Brandon Risby running northbound away from the home.
Outside the residence Robert Brooks who appeared to have blood on his face told the officer “it was them, they just jumped Brett [Weicht, Brooks step-son].”
After speaking with Brooks, he stated that Drydon and Risby assaulted his wife Andrea Brooks and his step-son Weicht. According to Brooks, the men entered Weicht’s home, followed almost immediately by his wife Andrea. Moments later screams for help from Andrea sent Robert into the home to find his wife on the floor next to a tipped over coffee table and his step-son on his back with Drydon and Risby striking him with closed fists to the face and back of the head.
At the time of the incident Weicht chose not to press charges for fear of retaliation, however Robert stated that he wanted to prosecute.
Both Drydon and Risby were issued Disorderly Conduct summons and Officer Bales stated that he would be seeking warrants in regards to the assault.
Later that morning Officer Bales was dispatched to the 200 block of DuBois Street in Elsberry.
Upon arrival Robert and Andrea Brooks and Weicht had witnessed some juveniles yelling at each other. By the time the officer arrived the juveniles had dispersed.
Weicht told Officer Bales that he decided he wanted to press charges after all. Following the written statement provided, Officer Bales and Sgt. Raney arrested Drydon and Risby.
Both men were charged with Burglary – 1st Degree (Felony) and three (Misdemeanor) charges of Assault – 3rd Degree.
(All persons charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty).