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December 14, 2012

Robbery victim taken to hospital

GEORGETOWN — A Vermilion County man remained hospitalized Thursday following a brutal early morning beating and robbery.

The man — a 43-year-old Georgetown resident — was taken to Carle Foundational Hospital in Urbana following the incident, according to Georgetown Police Chie R. Whitney Reneker. The man was listed in stable condition as of Thursday afternoon.

Reneker said the man was at his home in the around 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of Grace Street in Georgetown when the robbery and beating took place.

Reneker said the man let two suspects into his home where they then robbed him of money and battered him “pretty severely.”

One suspect, Jeremy Thomason, 22, of Danville, was located at a Danville house within hours of incident and taken into custody on charges of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, armed robbery, kidnapping and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Georgetown police were in communication Thursday afternoon with a second suspect — Albert Britt, 22, of Danville — with the intent that he would meet with them.

Until police met with Britt, Reneker said he would not comment on a motive for the robbery or other details, including what actions led to the kidnapping charge against Thomason.

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