Four men are in custody after a fight broke out in the downtown square in Taylorville on Thursday evening. Taylorville Police received a call around 9:30 for a fight in progress. Taylorville Police Chief Dwayne Wheeler says that when police arrived, the fight was still ongoing.
Chief Wheeler says the preliminary investigation is still ongoing. One person was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital after being hit by a shovel and another man suffered minor injuries.
There are feelings among law enforcement and Chief Wheeler that crime is up because of COVID.
Arrested in the dispute was 24-year-old Anthony R. Chavez, 19-year-old Alfred R. Compian, 23-year-old Steven S. Frost, and 20-year-old Trevor A. Durbin all of Taylorville. Chavez, Compian, and Frost were arrested for mob action. Durbin was arrested for aggravated battery.