Four Alton men have been charged following an attack on another man last week in the city, and a fifth man is charged in what police believe is a connected incident on the same street. The 41 year old victim was reportedly beaten with a golf club, chair, motorcycle helmet and bottle and stabbed during the attack at a home in the 1000 block of Tremont on June 16.
Charged with three counts each of aggravated battery and a count of mob action are 30 year old Todd Lockhart, 22 year old Mikkel Lumpkins, and 21 year old Malik Lumpkins all of the 1000 block of Tremont, and 22 year old Montinez Knight of the 1900 block of Central Avenue. Alton Police also say 39 year old Jason Embry of the 1200 of Clawson Street in Alton shot a 50 year old man in the leg on the same date. Embry is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. The men are being held in the Madison County Jail.
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