Texas man accused of battering Tennessee man in Illinois

A Texas man was arrested on an aggravated battery charge in southern Illinois, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. 

Deputies responded to a report of an injured patron at 6:23 p.m. Tuesday at Donna’s Sweetwater in Benton, Illinois. The man, 48-year-old Shannon Duke of Tennessee, suffered a facial injury and a laceration on the back of his head, deputies say. He was taken to Franklin Hospital, and later Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Tennessee.

Accused of aggravated battery in the incident is 42-year-old Danny Strickland of Texas. Deputies say he was arrested without incident and remains in jail. 

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