2 men arrested in connection with beating in Nason | Crime
NASON, IL (KFVS) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office arrested two men Monday, March 18 in connection with a beating.
Jacob D. West, 21, and Dustin W. Mannen, 27, were charged with home invasion with a gun, armed robbery with a gun, armed violence, aggravated battery - great bodily harm.
Deputies say on March 17 around 8:50 p.m. dispatch received a 911 call from Franklin County Sheriff's Office Dispatch about a male that had called saying someone was being beaten.
Franklin County supplied contact information to Jefferson County and they say they were able to reach the caller. Information was collected and Jefferson County deputies were dispatched to a rural Jefferson County home in Nason.
When officers arrived at the scene at Cowling Avenue in Nason, they found no one at home. Deputies say they were able to gather more information about a man seen walking on East Saddle Club Road near the area.
Around 9:43 p.m., deputies say they found 26-year-old Edgar Ivan Merced walking on East Saddle Club Road. They say Merced had significant head trauma and EMS was dispatched immediately. Merced was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital.
After a review of his injuries, hospital personnel advised that Merced would possibly be taken to a trauma center such as St. Louis University Hospital due to the severity of his injuries. The sheriff's office says he is currently listed in critical condition.
A search warrant was collected and signed and the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff joint high risk team executed the search warrant on Monday, March 18 around 5:30 a.m. at a home on Eaton Avenue in Nason. They arrested Mannen and West and evidence was collected at both of their homes.
The sheriff's office says the investigation continues.
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