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Crime & Courts

Police: DeKalb men attacked man in car with pool cue, shovel

Julian Marrufo (left) and Chakuma Killingsworth
Julian Marrufo (left) and Chakuma Killingsworth

SYCAMORE – Police say two DeKalb men attacked another with a pool cue and shovel when he came asking for money he was owed.

Julian Marrufo, 21, and Chakuma Killingsworth, 20, both of the 100 block of Park Avenue, were charged with mob action and criminal damage to property after police responded to a call of what one witness described as gunshots at about 1 p.m. Monday.

If convicted of the more serious crime of mob action, both men could face up to three years in prison.

According to court records, police responded to the residence and arrested Killingsworth after learning he had outstanding warrants. Police interviewed Marrufo who said a man came to their residence asking for money that Marrufo owed him, according to court records, which was when Killingsworth struck the man in the face.

The man fled to a 2007 Pontiac G6 and Marrufo and Killingsworth chased after, according to court records. Marrufo began hitting the car with a pool cue and Killingsworth used a shovel, according to court records, damaging the front and rear windshields, the doors and a side mirror. Both the man and his girlfriend were in the car at the time, according to court records.

Police interviewed the victim and reported he had a noticeable injury to his lip, according to court records.

Killingsworth was also charged with battery.

In bond court on Tuesday, Judge Phillip Montgomery noted that neither man had prior convictions, although Killingsworth did have a pending case. Both men were released on their signatures and ordered to have no contact. Killingsworth was ordered on pre-trial supervision as well.

Marrufo is next due in court on April 10. Killingsworth is next due in court on Feb. 21.