On October 11, 2018 at approximately 6:31 A.M., an Illinois State Trooper was dispatched to a battery that was taking place on Route 45/52 at 3200 North Road in Iroquois County.  The trooper arrived on scene and observed a female victim in the southwest ditch on Route 45/52.  The suspect, Joseph Benegas, was walking northbound from her location.  Benegas was taken into custody without incident.  A male victim was located in the northeast ditch on Route 45/52.  Both victims were checked for injuries by emergency personnel, and refused treatment.  Benegas was transported to the Iroquois County Jail for processing.  Benegas was charged with two counts of Battery and Interference with Emergency Communication

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