Police knew homicide suspect well

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | 5:08 p.m. CDT; updated 12:02 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — Police in Nicholas T. Sheley’s town came to know him well as his crimes progressed from marijuana possession to domestic battery, then to resisting a peace officer and aggravated battery.