CICERO, Ill. (CBS) — A man was charged with attempted murder Monday after authorities said he threw a bowling ball at a man’s head and left him in a coma last month.
Demetrius Easton is charged in the attack on the night of Wednesday Sept. 4 at the Town Hall Bowl, at 5025 W. 25th St. in Cicero. Video footage shows Damante Williams, 28, being hit with the ball after a man police say is Easton lifts it over his own head and throws it at Williams.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
Police said the bowling ball weighed 14 pounds.
The severe injury sent Williams to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was in a coma. He suffered a skull fracture.READ MORE: View Live Radar
Cicero police detectives recovered surveillance video, and also found Facebook videos capturing the incident. Detectives also disseminated a still image of the suspect, police said.
Cicero police said detectives received numerous phone tips identifying the assailant as Easton. Police secured an arrest warrant through the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office on charges of attempted first-degree murder.
On Sunday, Calumet Park police came across Easton in their jurisdiction and a name check revealed that he was wanted on the warrant, police said. He was arrested and turned over to Cicero police.MORE NEWS: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
Easton is due in Maybrook Court in Maywood on Tuesday morning for a bond hearing.