Local News

A Taylorville man is hospitalized after an incident late Wednesday. Taylorville Police were dispatched by 911 to an address in the 800 block of Lewis Street on reports of a man bleeding from the head. They reportedly found that 55-year-old Robert J. Dodd of Taylorville had been struck in the head with an unknown object. Dodd told officers he’d be hit by 29-year-old Jason K. Beaty of Taylorville. Witnesses at the scene said Beaty had left the scene on foot.

Dodd was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital, and then transferred to Springfield memorial Hospital because of the seriousness of his injuries.

Taylorville Police arrested Beaty without incident at around 5:30 Thursday morning. He was charged with aggravated battery and then taken to the Christian County Jail.

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