Man Arrested on Weapons Charges on Monday After Alleged Mob Action

By Benjamin Cox on August 1, 2023 at 6:51am

Jacksonville Police arrested a man after a large disturbance with multiple subjects in the 700 block of Bedwell Street on Sunday night.

Police were called at 7:43 p.m. Sunday to the area of West Lafayette Avenue and Bedwell Street after a report of a large fight with a possible gun involved.

Upon arrival, according to police reports, witnessed corroborated that a potential mob action had occurred at the location with many saying a firearm was involved in the confrontation.

Police located and arrested 48-year old Dennis R. Rattler of the 300 block of Pine Street at 12:28AM Monday in the 1600 block of West Walnut Street for illegal possession of a weapon by a felon.

Rattler was later taken to Jacksonville Memorial Hospital for an undisclosed injury, according to a Morgan County Sheriff’s Department report.

He remains held at the Morgan County Jail awaiting a first appearance in court.