Skip to main content
You are the owner of this article.
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit

Normal man punched Eastland Mall security officer in face, authorities say

  • 0

BLOOMINGTON — A Normal man is accused by police of punching an Eastland Mall security officer in the face after being confronted for stealing merchandise on Wednesday.

Ethan Sumter, 30, is charged with aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a convicted felon, aggravated assault and obstructing identification for issuing a false name.

After punching the officer, prosecutors said, Sumter “brandished a long, metal pointed instrument,” which is described as a knife in court documents, then dropped it in the parking lot.

Our new digital subscription offer: $1 for your first six months. Activate today at https://go.pantagraph.com/may1

He is accused of stealing merchandise with another suspect who was not named. The items were returned to the mall.

Sumter was jailed in lieu of posting $2,535.

An arraignment is set for May 28.


0 Comments
0
2
0
1
0

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News