Rockford Scanner®: Rockford Police Asking Public’s Help Searching For A Suspect That Beat An Employee At A Rockford Business

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WANTED SUSPECT: On Friday, October 26th, 2018 shortly after 2:00 a.m., patrol officers from the Rockford Police Department responded to the Citgo gas station, 4135 Auburn Street, in reference to an aggravated battery incident.

When they arrived, officers learned that one of the store employees had been punched several times by the suspect, who was attempting to force his way into the store as the employee was closing it. The victim, a 51-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation and were able to identify the suspect as 40-year-old Darryl Smith.

The investigation was later reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, the listed charges were authorized and a warrant was obtained for Darryl Smith. Smith has not yet been arrested and is still at large.

Darryl Smith, 40, Rockford: Aggravated Battery, Burglary

Smith’s bond is set at $300,000. The charges against Smith are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty in court.

Anyone with information on Smith should call Rockford Police at 815-966-2900 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.



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