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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Machesney Park Bar Fight

MACHESNEY PARK - Matthew Duncan, the man accused of beating 40 year old Michael Eash, Jr. turns himself in.
Surveillance PIcture Courtesy Winnebago Co. Sheriff's Office
Surveillance PIcture Courtesy Winnebago Co. Sheriff's Office
UPDATE (1/23/14): Matthew Duncan, the man accused of beating 40 year old Michael Eash, Jr. turns himself in.  The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says Duncan did so just before 6am.  Duncan is charged with 2 counts of aggravated battery.  It stems from an incident on Monday.  Police say Duncan and Eash got into a fight at Legends Bar in Machesney Park.  Duncan allegedly shoved Eash to the ground.
 Eash then suffered a severe head injury and underwent emergency surgery.  He's in critical condition.  Duncan is being held in the Winnebago County Jail.  He's due in court this afternoon.

1/21 UPDATE -- Tips from the public in addition to information developed by detectives has led to an arrest warrant against 29-year-old Matthew John Duncan of Machesney Park on 2 counts of Aggravated Battery (2 counts).

Duncan remains at large, and anyone with information on Duncan is asked to call the Sheriff’s Department (815/319-6300) or CrimeStoppers (815/9637867).

UPDATE -- The Sheriff's Office has released surveillance photos of two white males in the area at the time.  The man in the striped shirt is the suspect.

ROCKFORD -- A Machesney Park man is in critical condition with head injuries after being involved in a fight outside the Legends Sports bar on Superior Ave.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene at around 2am Monday morning to find 40yr old Michael S. Eash Jr. unconscious.  He was taken to a Rockford hospital where he underwent surgery for head injuries.

Investigators say Eash was outside in a smoking area when he got into a confrontation with an unknown white male and was pushed to the pavement.  His assailant then fled.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department at 815/319-6300 or CrimeStoppers  at 815/963-7867.
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