ALTON — An Alton businessman and retired firefighter is facing two felony charges after he allegedly entered a home and pointed a stun gun at a man and woman, threatening them.
The incident happened early Thursday morning in a home on Seminary Road.
Later Thursday, the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office charged the man, Gary L. Claxton, 61, with two counts of home invasion, a Class X felony.
The court issued two fugitive warrants for Claxton; Alton police took Claxton into custody in the 600 block of East Broadway on Thursday evening.
Third Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli set bond of $500,000.
The warrant says Claxton allegedly pointed the stun gun at the occupants of the house and threatened to shoot them.
Claxton is president of GLC Inc. and owner of Midwest Grinding and Recycling and Midwest ATMs.
He retired as an assistant chief from the Alton Fire Department in December 2003.