Person charged with mob action in man's beating


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - A Champaign man is charged with beating a 20-year-old.

26-year-old Carlos Draine is charged with aggravated battery and mob action.

Police say the beating happened on July 8 at 2 a.m. at the intersection of Second St. and Green St.

The victim was unconscious and suffering from serious injuries.

He was treated at an area hospital and later released.

Investigators said a verbal argument between Draine and the victim escalated.

Video showed Draine's physical assault against that victim and battery to several other individuals who were nearby, police said. They were not involved in the fight.

Anyone who was injured during this incident and wants to file a report should contact the Champaign Police Investigations Division at 217-351-4545, or Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (TIPS).

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