Reggie Allen: Indicted for Killing of Anthony Rice Outside East St. Louis Bar in 2009

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Reggie Allen in a 2005 mugshot. Allen has been charged with some 20 felonies in the past.
Exactly nineteen months after the crime, a Dupo, Illinois, man was indicted today in connection with the killing of Anthony Rice.

Rice was outside an East St. Louis bar called City Nights in the wee hours of October 3, 2009, when he was struck by a pickup truck and left for dead following a confrontation in the tavern's parking lot.

Today 27-year-old Reggie Allen -- son of the City Nights owner and a man with a lengthy rap sheet for other crimes -- was charged with a single count of reckless homicide, a Class-3 felony. Bond was set at $500,000, according to the St. Clair County Circuit Court.

As Riverfront Times reported in a January cover story, Allen has long been suspected of being motivated -- at least partly -- by racial hostility. Allen is white. Rice is black. People involved in the altercation apparently hurled racial insults at Rice before his death.

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Thetruth1978
Thetruth1978

wow!! ok so why are they not chargeing he other rice boy? who by his own admission 1 had a firearm 2 lied to the police numerous times 3 purposely caused a auto accident! oh yeah cause that would be racist get real i am so sick of hearing the race card played get real black folk u have been free from slavery for a 150yrs and still cant seem to bring your race up in status always crying about it so tough do we hear any  latinos crying no we dont they take what work they can find but for sum reason african americans seem to think they are owed something dont get me wrong there is some african americans that do contribute to society but for every 1 that does theres 20 more there with there hand out seriously 150yrs people just cause ur black dont entitle u to special treatment dnt take this the wrong way i am sorry for the loss rice family but reggie is not the only one to blame and seriously people get off the race card if it would have been sum white dudes did the same thing as the rice family the outcome woulda still been the same just saying

Marcallen97
Marcallen97

its amazing how a good women would keep posting bond over his corrupt ass! He was a bad seed who couldn't be watered to a full bloom flower! Enjoy your bond bitch! Cuz the devil is gonna catch up with you ass! you lo life lying racist mutha fucka! Pool water can only save yo ass for so long dick weed! pooof loser!

Justicelaw
Justicelaw

i think he should get life cause if he got ten yrs for that, what if he was black would he got just ten are would he get 15 to 20 maybe life cause what that guy did was on purpose

Reality
Reality

if he was black he would get probation because whites get charged the worse these days I will say Reggie is a peace of shut and should get life but reality is anytime a white kills or attacks a black its a hate crime if the card was flipped it would be just another crime Look at all the punk black sworm mobs attacking a single person old women and business in every major city acting like animals

Jjustinmeehan
Jjustinmeehan

On behalf of the family and friends and supporters of Justice for Anthony Rice, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to the RFT and especially the outstanding in depth investigation and investigative reportage by hard hitting, old school reporter Nick Phillips for his tenacious, no holds barred reportage on this case in Jan., 2011 issue of RFT.  We believe that his story was the catalyst that resulted in this case finally being submitted to the Grand Jury by the new St Claire States Attorney. Hopefully Justice will be done this time. 

Jason Euge
Jason Euge

Nick... Chris Coleman could also use some help!!! could ya find tha time ta fill a story with a truck load of outstanding s#!t and tha deepest of all lies!! you did such a great job for Mr Allen!!! 

Bill
Bill

I was not hoping for this, I live by Reggie and I would see him out around town still trying to be a bad ass, staring people down trying to provoke an altercation. His take nothing attitude. See were it got him, he would drive around still doing drugs still being a wanna be. Taking care of his kids my ass. He never gave a damn till he got scared he was going to jail. Well he is in jail now. It is ashamed that someone like him with such nice siblings and great parents that do have money who do own several bussiness in the metro east and his future was looking pretty nice. Now he will sit in jail for a long time. Some people say he can bribe his way out, but not with his record they are gonna hang his ass. In no way do I show disrespect for reggie or his family but what the hell went wrong with that kid. Why the bad decisions...why why why. My heart goes out to the rice family for thier death but in no way was Reggie the only responsible party. What if the murder wouldnt have happend. It would have been 4 blacks claiming they wooped up on some white folks. And for anyone to carry a gun for no reason and then to pull it out to use you wonder why someone got killed. Imagine the rush with all parties involved. It was a street battle. For the Rice family why did your party have to retaliate why not go the police after the brick was thrown thru your window. Why the altercation after asked to leave, there are 2 nicer clubs within walking distance from City Nights. Alot of questions need to be answered before blame can be put on anybody. This is what our society has came to. 100's of years of fighting to create this world we live in today and there is no respect. For both parties involed quit pointing the finger and think what could I have done that night to prevent the situation and then think why didnt you. I will pray for everyone as we wait for the outcome. Also why hasnt any charges been filed against the Rice party. Trespassing for not leaving when told to, Harrasing the club workers (verbally) wreckless driving while attempting to fight off the club workers. I hope people will see this and give there opinion so I can understand why thids had to happen. God Bless Everyone involved especially the mothers of Rice and Allen.

Estevansteven
Estevansteven

Bill you were right....mostly. But to ask why didn't they just leave after being asked to, is like you condone the rascism that denied them entrance. It's like you don't even acknowledge their exclusion based on them being black.

MsD
MsD

Bill I agree with u that this guy is a menace to society and that he walks around like he's superior r invinsible to all that is related to human life. His record speaks loud and clear to everyone that if you have money, you can buy just about anything or anyone. I mean no disrespect to his family or the Rice but everyone has to be held accountable for the things  they do n the decisions that they make. Somewhere in his life, something went wrong to make him think and act the way he does. It doesn't make difference what color your skin is or the where you live; you shouldn't take a life because you didn't give and you definitely don't have the right to take it. God is the Alpha, Omega and the Beginning and the End. What gives anyone the right to take someone's life because of what they say! You do have the right to say what you like without putting your hands or any weapons on anyone. If he had of spent the rest of his sentencing in 2005 incarcerated, then maybe this young man may be still alive. He was in his right mind and could've stopped his vehicle at any given time. Nevertheless, let the individuals leave the premises. As has been seen in the surveillance tape. No one retaliated to any knowledge and why no one bother to call the local law enforcement agency is a question that needs to be answered by both parties involved. But when you see someone intentionally throw a brick through a car window, you  want some answers or have some questions. No one was asked to leave or Trespassing when you promote, "Girls, Girls and Hot Beer". You're inviting patrons to enter your establishment for potential growth because you own a business. And a business is put in place to promote sales. A lot of questions need to be answered and asked. One for sure is, "Once they where off the premises, Why didn't you stop your vehicle?" Or what was the reason for you to get into your vehicle in the first place? God is always in control and he sees all. Don't ever think that what you are doing will not be noticed. Justice is in the eye of the beholder. He will get his punishment soon enough!!!! Judgement Day is coming and he will be Judged by God Almighty himself and the punishment is outstanding and I wouldn't wish it on anyone!!! Do good and good will follow. Read Psalms 37. God Bless Us  All!!!!!

-Jaco
-Jaco

I would say good riddance to this psychotic white trash racist piece of shit, but then again the reality is that he will walk because the crime was committed in a corrupt as hell piece of shit community where his rabid lowlife family members can bribe their way out of trouble. After all, "they do so many good things for the community". My ass. They should lock up the whole lot of them and drown their asses in the river, now that would be good  for the community.

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