A Springfield man has been accused of infecting a woman with HIV and then offering her money to not cooperate with law enforcement.
Marcus Price, 36, was charged Wednesday with two felonies — tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution and recklessly infecting another person with HIV.
The HIV charge is a Class A felony that carries a possible life sentence.
According to a probable cause statement in this case, Price has been HIV positive since at least 2010, when he tested positive in Illinois.
In March 2018, the statement says Price had unprotected sex with a woman in Springfield without telling her he was HIV positive.
The woman was hospitalized later that month, and she learned she was HIV positive. The woman had been tested a few months earlier and she did not have any sexually transmitted infections, according to the statement.