Aggravated Battery


Winnebago County Sheriff's Police

News Media Release

News Release Number


Information: Aggravated Battery


Date: January 23,2014

Time: 5:50a.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.


UPDATE: 1-23-2014


Matthew Duncan turned himself in at approximately 5:50a.m 1-23-2014. He arrived at the front desk of the Winnebago County Justice Center.


He was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail pending bond.


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

























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