Man found on I-72 beating his dog while wearing body armor


Decatur - Illinois State Police arrest a man for striking his service dog, and wearing body armor.


Illinois State Police arrested Eric Skoglund, 29, of Superior Wisconsin on Wednesday around 2:50 p.m. A trooper was dispatched to I-72 near mile marker 138. Skoglund was seen chasing a dog with a baseball bat.


The trooper approached Skoglund's vehicle and noticed he was wearing a ballistic vest, and striking a dog with his elbow. Skoglund was placed under arrest. Officers located a loaded pistol in the passenger seat.  


A further search revealed open alcohol and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  Macon County Animal Control transported the dog.  The weapon with loaded magazine was seized. 


Skoglund was taken to the Macon County Jail. He is being held on a $50,000 bond. He was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon with Body Armor, Unlawful Use of Body Armor, Striking a Service Dog, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Open Alcohol, and Littering.   

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