Man With a Machete in the Mall

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

A Belvidere man is in custody after a showdown with police and security guards at the CherryVale Mall.

Mall security guards approached 56-year-old David Deases Friday afternoon when he was in front of a store with a foot-and-a-half-long machete in a sheath attached to his belt.

When they questioned Deases about the blade, he allegedly unsheathed it and waved it in a threatening manner.

Police disarmed Deases after about ten minutes. He has been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault.

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