Police make another arrest in Joliet bar brawl
By BRIAN STANLEY Bstanley@stmedianetwork.com July 9, 2012 10:56PM
Updated: August 11, 2012 6:28AM
JOLIET — Police have arrested one of the men who ended up getting shot in last week’s bar brawl between rival gangs.
At 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nathan D. Bailey, 33, was taken into custody at his residence, 716 Oneida St., and booked into the county jail on a felony charge of mob action carrying a $100,000 bond.
Chief Mike Trafton said detectives Tizoc Landeros and Chris Schott led the investigation that obtained “a voluntary statement” from Bailey to describe his actions on the night of July 2.
“He did verify that he and several others went to the Crow’s Nest to confront some individuals that beat him up approximately a month prior but did not realize it would get out of hand,” Trafton said.
Around 12:30 a.m. July 3, Bailey and others were reportedly sitting in the tavern at 1400 N. Center St., when they began fighting, throwing chairs and finally, shooting at each other. Another man was also shot but is expected to survive.
“We have excellent video of the entire incident and will continue to identify all involved and work with the state’s attorney to bring charges against them,” Trafton said Monday night.
Jose A. Reyes, 31, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when he reportedly attempted to run through a police perimeter that had been set up in the neighborhood around his house, 1624 E. Washington St. Reyes was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated battery, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm by a gang member and resisting arrest.
Police also have an arrest warrant charging Reginald D. Rogers, 20, with aggravated discharge of a firearm. Rogers, whose last known address was 359 First Ave., remained at-large as of Monday night.
“More arrests will be coming from this incident. This is not the wild west and we will not tolerate gang fights in bars, throwing of bar stools, shots fired,endangering other patrons and those that live in the neighborhood,” an angry Trafton warned. “If you want to engage in this type of behavior you will be held accountable.”