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Pana Police Investigating Alleged Assault At Shell Station

The Pana Police Department is investigating an incident at the local Shell Station. According to Pana Police, at 10:13 PM on June 1st, Pana PD received a call from Shell Station Management concerning two male subjects beating on the front door of the store. When officers arrived, they were informed by people outside that the clerk struck one of the male subjects in the back with a crowbar while using racial slurs, when the clerk told the subjects to leave the store. 


After interviewing the clerk, the police were told that the male subject entered the store earlier and was in the restroom for several minutes.  The clerk told police he heard a lighter being used multiple times inside the restroom. He asked the customer to leave as they were preparing to close. The clerk told police an argument ensued and the clerk allegedly used a metal bar and struck the customer in the back before locking the door behind him.  The clerk reported being shoved by the customer and was told they would return with a gun. No firearm was found during the incident and the threat could not be proven.


Police did not discover any injuries. The case remains under investigation with the clerk possibly facing charges of aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Officers have asked for surveillance video. 

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