RANTOUL — Two Kankakee teens have been arrested in the attack on two Rantoul men in the front yard of one of the victims.
Bryson Russell, 18, and a 16-year-old, both of the 600 block of North Dearborn, Kankakee, were arrested for aggravated battery, mob action and battery.
Rantoul police Lt. Justin Bouse said Kankakee police arrested the pair Sept. 5 after a vehicle they were in was stopped for a traffic offense.
Warrants had been issued for both of them, and they were subsequently arrested on the warrants,” Bouse said.
The 18-year-old is being held in the Champaign County jail, while the 16-year-old is being held in the juvenile detention facility.
According to reports from a witness and a victim, the 18-year-old allegedly attacked Victor Torres of Rantoul and the 16-year-old allegedly attacked Gary Baker in the front yard of Baker's Maplewood Drive home.
Baker and Torres told the Rantoul Press that Baker suffered significant injuries and was treated at Carle Hospital, Urbana, while Torres’ injuries were not as severe.