Two teen-aged males were arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly beating and robbing a 20-year-old man at Northwood Park in Morton.
Dustin D. Payton, 18, of Mackinaw, and a 16-year-old juvenile allegedly attacked the man with a club Wednesday afternoon, according to a Morton Police Department press release.
At 2:17 p.m., Morton police and paramedics responded to a 9-1-1 call from the alleged victim at Northwood Park, located at 22220 N. Main Street. The caller told police that he had been robbed and beaten by two males. Paramedics transported him to Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Morton police officers were able to locate and arrest the suspects in a vehicle at Allentown Road and Severns Lane near Mackinaw.
Payton was taken to the Tazewell County Justice Center and juvenile authorities were notified of the juvenile's arrest.