(CBS) – An alleged pistol-whipping at a far north suburban wedding resulted early Monday in the arrest of three men, the Lake County Sheriff’s Department reports.
Sheriff’s deputies responded around 2:40 a.m. to Lakefront Drive in unincorporated Zion for a call of a battery in progress. They learned a physical confrontation occurred in which a gun was displayed, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. The incident reportedly occurred during wedding festivities.READ MORE: Deaths Of Wild Swans Found Around Wolf Lake Blamed On Parasites
Oscar A. Cervantes, 28, of Waukegan, allegedly pointed a handgun at a 23-year-old victim, and Beach Park resident James H. Bakken allegedly struck the victim in the face with a gun.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Person Hanging From Window Of Burning Building In West Pullman
The two suspects and a third man, Matthew Bowen, 25, of Beach Park, were arrested after they attempted to flee the scene in a vehicle, police said. Deputies located two loaded .380 handguns in the vehicle, the news release said.
Bakken was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon and Mob Action. Bowen was charged with Mob Action, Assault, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis and Disorderly Conduct. Cervantes was charged with Mob Action and Aggravated Assault.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Illinois: Lowest Daily Coronavirus Case Count And Infection Rate In More Than Six Weeks
All three are being held at the Lake County Jail awaiting a Tuesday court hearing, the sheriff’s office said.