Man allegedly threw rock at a van, not his house

A Vandalia man charged last week with causing injuries to a 1-year-old child allegedly did so by throwing a rock at a van, not a house.
It was incorrectly stated in last week’s issue that felony charges filed against Robert A.C. Stombaugh, 29, alleged that he threw a rock through a window at a home in the 300 block of South Fourth Street.
A Vandalia Police report states that police were called to the house for a report of a dispute.
The report states that another male who was upset by texts sent by Stombaugh went to Stombaugh’s home to confront him.
In the report, witnesses told police that Stombaugh initially threw a flower pot in the direction of the other male, then threw a rock. It also states that a female witness told him not to throw at the van, because there were children inside.
According to report, the second male threw the rock back at Stombaugh, and that Stombaugh then threw it back at him.
Information filed by the office of State’s Attorney Joshua Morrion alleges that the rock broke a window in the van, with flying glass “causing injuries to the child’s face and eyes.”
Stombaugh is charged with aggravated battery of a child, a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.
He also faces other charges, including aggravate battery, possession of a weapon by a felon (brass knuckles), possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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