Father, son face charges in alleged assault

2013-01-09T03:01:00Z 2013-01-10T08:27:10Z Father, son face charges in alleged assaultBy HUEY FREEMAN - H&R Staff Writer Herald-Review.com
January 09, 2013 3:01 am  • 

DECATUR — A father and son are facing felony charges of mob action and aggravated battery after they allegedly beat and kicked a man into unconsciousness at a labor union hall.

David E. Crawley, 56, and David E. Crawley Jr., 34, were arrested Oct. 29 in connection with the incident at the AIW Hall, 2882 N. Dinneen St.

Officers were sent to the hall at 8:22 p.m. Oct. 22 after receiving a report of a man who was unconscious.

When they arrived, the 37-year-old victim had regained consciousness. He told police he had been talking with David Crawley Jr. when he “shoved him and began punching him in the face,” according to an affidavit by Decatur patrol officer Gary McConnell.

The victim was then knocked to the floor, “at which time David Crawley Sr. knocked him to the ground and kicked him in his head and chest until he was unconscious,” the victim told police.

The victim’s wife told police she saw the two men attacking her husband and later saw “David Crawley Sr. kicking (the victim) in the head and chest until he was unconscious.” She reported that her husband was knocked out for three to four minutes.

The victim was taken to Decatur Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries, according to staff members. Officers observed a laceration to the victim’s neck, as well as swelling of his head and left cheek and a bruise on his right shoulder.

The Crawleys, who are free on bond, appeared in circuit court Monday for a hearing to present their attorneys. Their arraignments are scheduled for Feb. 4.


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