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Joliet man struck man in the face with gun, demanded money: cops

Kendall Guyton
Kendall Guyton

A Joliet man has been charged with demanding money from a man and striking him in the face with a revolver, court records show.

About 5:20 p.m. Monday, officers went to the Motel 6 at 1850 McDonough St. after receiving a report of a disturbance, according to a Joliet police news release.

Officers determined that Kendall Guyton, 24, of the 200 block of Hunter Avenue got into an altercation with a 46-year-old man inside a motel room, police said.

Guyton had pulled a .22-caliber revolver from a black bag and used it to strike the man in the face but did not fire the gun, according to police and court records. During the altercation, Guyton also attempted to take the man’s possessions, police said.

During Guyton’s bond hearing on Tuesday, Will County Assistant State’s Attorney Christine Vukmir said the 46-year-old man was at the motel to visit with a female friend when Guyton went to their room and told the man to give her money.

The man told Guyton “it wasn’t like that,” and the woman tried to stop the altercation before she fled the scene, Vukmir said.

Guyton and the alleged victim also fled the scene before officers arrived, police said. The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment and a black bag containing the revolver was recovered at the scene, police said.

Guyton was later found about 10:20 p.m. near Black Road and 129th Infantry Drive, police said.

Judge Brian Barrett set Guyton’s bond at $75,000. Guyton faces charges of attempted armed robbery, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and aggravated battery.

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