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Police: Man arrested on parole violation in downtown DeKalb

Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 7:26 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:59 p.m. CDT
Danielle Guerra - dguerra@shawmedia.com DeKalb County Sheriff's officers and DeKalb Police wait for the tow-truck driver after searching the Isuzu Trooper of James Martin Ball, whom they arrested Monday afternoon in the McDonald's parking lot on Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Ball allegedly violated his parole.

DeKALB – Authorities arrested a 52-year-old man accused of violating his parole about 2 p.m. Monday at McDonald's, 545 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb.

James M. Ball, of the 1200 block of Pleasant Street in DeKalb, was sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot when police arrested him without incident, DeKalb Police Cmdr. John Petragallo said. Ball was released on parole in February 2012 after serving almost half of a six year sentence for armed robbery in Jo Daviess County, Illinois Department of Corrections records show.

Extra police were called to help with the arrest because of Ball's criminal background, Petragallo said.

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