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Battery Victim Refuses Treatment: Police Blotter

A battery victim refused to press charges; however, police discover that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant.

TUESDAY, OCT. 23

Homeless man is battered, then arrested on an outstanding warrant

Michael V. Nicholson, 40, formerly of Aurora, was arrested for an outstanding in-state warrant, the bond for which was $1,000.

According to the police report, employees at Speedway Gas Station, 19855 S. La Grange Rd., alerted law enforcement officials when Nicholson entered the store after having been beaten up.

Nicholson, who sported a swollen eye and suffered "significant bruising on both eyes," entered the store simply to ask for a ride to Lombard. Employees called police, who then notified paramedics from the Mokena Fire Protection District (MFPD). Police said Nicholson initially refused treatment. Later, he was persuaded to get assistance. Members of the MFPD took him to Silver Cross Hospital, New Lenox. He was treated and released.

He further refused to press charges on his assailant, a person he identified only as someone with whom he had worked.

Mokena police then took him to Will County jail.

Police blotter information is provided by the Mokena Police Department. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome.

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