An O’Fallon man faces a criminal charge for punching his 15-year-old stepson in the face Jan. 11.
Barry Allen Yardley, 37, of the first block of Chip Drive in O’Fallon, was charged Monday with third-degree assault.
O’Fallon Police said Yardley punched his stepson in the face twice on Jan. 11. The officer said the teenager’s face had two red marks and minor swelling. The teen and his mother said they feared Yardley would cause them further harm when he gets out of jail.
Police said Yardley has an arrest history for violent crimes.
Yardley pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to violating a protection order for an adult as a second offense, and third-degree domestic assault. The charges involved two separate incidents, with the domestic assault occurring June 27 and the protection order violation was on July 1.
Yardley was sentenced to 90 days in jail for the domestic assault charge and placed on three years probation for violating the protection order. He also served six months in jail for violating a protection order in October 2009.
He was being held in St. Charles County jail Thursday. Bail was set at $15,000, cash only.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
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