Rockford man arrested for pistol-whipping a woman

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford man is arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery and Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon after pistol-whipping a woman Sunday, November 26th.

S.C.O.P.E Officers located 44-year-old Willie Walton in the 1300 block of 6th Avenue Friday night around 9 p.m. and took him into custody without incident.

Officers say on November 26th a 30-year-old woman reported she had been pistol-whipped by Walton during a dispute. Officers were able to determine there was no domestic relationship between the victim and Walton, so charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained. The victim was treated for minor injuries.