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Paxton Man Stabbed To Death

Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:31:53 CDT
By: AP

A 49-year-old eastern Illinois man is dead and a 33-year-old man is in custody after a bar fight. Paxton Police Chief Robert Bane says Jeffrey D. Potts of Paxton died early Friday after being found lying on a sidewalk in front of Shooky's Bar in the small town. Potts had been stabbed in the chest. Bane says 33-year-old Sean Kelley was also found on the sidewalk. Kelley was treated for unspecified injuries and later arrested. Kelley hasn't entered a plea but faces preliminary charges of aggravated battery and second-degree murder. He's being held on $1 million bond in the Ford County Jail. Bane didn't know what the fight was about. Paxton has about 4,500 residents and is 30 miles north of Champaign.

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