Former Police Chief Faces Federal Indictment

The former Marble Hill police chief faces a federal indictment. Marc Tragesser was charged with depravation of rights under the color of law. As of Friday, he was released from the Cape Girardeau County Jail. Court documents say he was ccused of injuring a woman in November 2018 by forcibly slamming her against a wall, handcuffing her and forcing her to turn over her children to someone who did not have legal custody of them. Court documents state he was police chief at the time. Officials say Tragesser was police chief in Marble Hill from January 1, 2017 and resigned on November 29, 2019.

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