Murphysboro man arrested on battery and robbery charges

A Murphysboro man was arrested and charged with robbing a man.

The Murphysboro Police Department says around 11:10 p.m. on Monday they were called to the RollnUp Smoke Shop and Liquor store on Walnut Street on report of a person refusing to leave the business as it was attempting to close.

Outside the store, officers found 56-year-old Larry Pearson of Murphysboro with a significant head injury on the sidewalk.

Officers say Pearson had been robbed and battered outside the store by 19-year-old Brandon Bodeker of Murphysboro.

Bodeker was later found in the 1300 block of Shoemaker Drive and arrested.

He was taken to the Jackson County Jail and charged with robbery and aggravated battery.

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