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12 Charged In Fight Over Stolen Drugs At DeKalb Motel

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DEKALB, Ill. (STMW) — Twelve people were arrested after a fight over stolen drugs at a motel near Northern Illinois University Friday afternoon.

A fight broke out between two groups at the Travel Inn Motel at 1116 W. Lincoln Highway about 12:30 p.m. after a man stole marijuana from another group during a drug sale earlier in the day, according to a release issued by DeKalb police.

Police said the victim of the theft got several acquaintances together to confront the alleged thief at the motel. One member of the retaliating group brought a gun, police said.

During the fight, a person was hit in the head with the gun, and the retaliatory group fled the hotel after a shot was fired, police said. Nobody was hurt as a result of the shooting.

One member of the group was detained by police as he tried to leave the hotel and was subsequently questioned, police said.

Police later obtained search warrants for a vehicle and an apartment and found the gun fired at the hotel in the apartment.

The following people were arrested and charged as a result of the incident:

• Aaron J. Harris, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery public way and mob action.

• Tyrone M. Sally, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated battery public way and mob action.

• Abreon B. Starks, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with mob action.

• Gilbert G. Burch, 18, of DeKalb, was charged with mob action.

• David I. Cortina, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with mob action.

• Maceo Penn, 18, of Chicago, was charged with mob action.

• Edward K. Reid, 18, of Chicago, was charged with mob action.

• Maurice Johnson, 18, of Chicago, was charged with mob action.

• Isaiah L. Lee, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with mob action.

• Julio A. Martinez, 20, of Zion, was charged with unlawful delivery of cannabis within 1000 feet of a school (less than 10 grams).

• Bryce A Meinert, 20, of Freeport, was charged with theft.

• Tanesha J. McCrary, 19, of DeKalb, was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

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