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Wanted man found in Will County Courthouse

JOLIET – Just the man they were looking for.

A Crest Hill police officer sent Thursday morning to the Will County Courthouse on a different matter found a man wanted for allegedly robbing and beating two men in a car last month was there on unrelated charges, Deputy Chief Ed Clark said.

Donzel M. Williamson, 18, of the 500 block of Kungs Way, was spotted by the officer, who was aware of the outstanding warrant, Clark said. Williamson was attending a pretrial hearing on aggravated battery and robbery charges from a February arrest in Joliet.

The robbery that occurred in Crest Hill happened about 9 p.m. May 25. Two men were in the 1300 block of Pioneer Road in Crest Hill when five men came up to their vehicle and beat them. Cash and a cellphone were stolen and both victims were hospitalized, Clark said.

Williamson was identified by witnesses. A warrant charging him with robbery, aggravated battery and vehicular invasion was issued a few days later.

Williamson, who had been released on $50,000 bond following his arrest in Joliet, now needs an additional $200,000 bond, according to jail records.

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