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Information: Aggravated Battery


Date: January 21,2014

Time: 4:00P.M.

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On Monday January 20, 2014 shortly after 2:00a.m. the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a medical assist at Legends Bar, 618 Superior Ave Machesney Park, Illinois.


Upon arrival deputies located 40yr old Michael S. Eash Jr. (Machesney Park). Eash was un-conscious and was transported to a Rockford Hospital.


It was determined that Eash had a severe internal head injury and has undergone surgery and is listed in critical condition.




Information developed by Winnebago County Sheriff’s detectives through follow-up investigation (aided by information supplied by the public), was reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office on 1-21-14.


An arrest warrant was authorized for Matthew John Duncan (male DOB 04-26-84/29 yrs old) for the charge of Aggravated Battery (2 counts). Duncan is a resident of Machesney Park,Illinois.


Duncan is not in custody. Anyone with information on Duncan is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department (815/319-6300) or CrimeStoppers (815/9637867).


The charges against Duncan are merely accusations. He is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.

























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