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Suspect wanted in battery of 71-year-old Rockford man

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – An arrest warant been issued for a Rockford man who police say battered an elderly man last month.

Mecose D. Johnson, 29, is wanted on charges of aggravated battery of a senior citizen.

Police say the incident occurred Friday, June 29, in the 500 block of Seminary Street. Patrol officers were called to the scene shortly after 7 p.m., and spoke with a 71-year-old man who said he’d been battered by a man later identified as Johnson. The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, and charges were authorized and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Initial bond has been set at $25,000. Johnson is still at large.

The Rockford Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Mecose Johnson. Anyone with information regarding his hereabouts is asked to contact the Investigations Bureau at 779-500-6551 or Crime Stoppers, 815-963-7867. R.

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