One Arrested in Belvidere Teen Beating


Belvidere Police bust a man for allegedly beating up a teen, nearly killing him.

Samuel Valadez, 24, is accused of getting into a fight with a 19 year-old Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of W. Lincoln Avenue.  The teen was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but has stabilized.

Valadez is charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.  He’s being held in the Boone County Jail without bond.

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