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Illinois man held on $1M bail for alleged anti-gay attack

Ethan Dickerson appears in this Macon County jail booking photo

DECATUR — A 19-year-old Illinois man has been held on $1 million bail after an alleged anti-gay attack that left the victim hospitalized.

Decatur police say Ethan Dickerson restrained and hit the victim with a pipe wrench and threatened to kill the victim in a homophobic rant at a Decatur home.

The (Decatur) Herald & Review reports Dickerson faces preliminary charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful restraint, home invasion, and a hate crime.

Police found the victim with multiple lacerations on the head and blood loss.

It was immediately unclear if Dickerson had an attorney. A listed phone number could not be located Sunday.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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