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Teen Viciously Beats Roommate During Squabble Over Bills: Cops

The teen surrendered out on the west side after the cops called his mom, police said.

Jeremy Brown. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
Jeremy Brown. Credit: Will County Sheriff's Department
A Plainfield teen stiffed his roommate out of the rent money and then unleashed a savage beating when his buddy had the temerity to complain, police said.

Jeremy Brown, 19, of 24264 W. Cropland,  was charged with aggravated domestic battery in connection with the 1:20 a.m. Monday incident at a home in the 400 block of May Street in Joliet.

Officers called to the residence found Brown's beaten roommate, police said. The man had "severe facial swelling," a broken nose and lacerations, police said.

The roommate reportedly told police he had argued with Brown about his failure to pay the utility bills and his rent. Brown then knocked the roommate around and fled before the law arrived, police said.

The roommate was taken to Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Brown's mother orchestrated her son's surrender about 3:30 a.m. at the intersection of Route 6 and Ridge Road after the cops called her, police said.

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Mkuja May 15, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Where is Rod Speedman when I need him.
Mkuja May 15, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Thank you PMilton Longfellow
Who Cares May 16, 2014 at 12:37 PM
public information that is no one else's business, this could easily be someone in your family.
Mkuja May 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM
How is it not? He was arrested..this is in the news...so no one is supposed to comment? Why are comments allowed then..? If it was someone in my family they would deserve whatever comes to them for committing a crime. I do not support criminals.
Bob Vey May 31, 2014 at 10:48 AM
The Cops called the kids MOM???!!! Really!!! WTF

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