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Domestic battery investigation leads from Mendota to Putnam County

MENDOTA — An investigation into a domestic disturbance early Tuesday in Mendota eventually led to an arrest in the afternoon in Putnam County, according to Mendota police.

Mendota police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 506 12th St. at 6:18 a.m. Tuesday. Upon arrival officers discovered the suspect, Edward B. Lopez Jr., 31, had fled the location. From the investigation, officers put out an attempt to locate Lopez on two counts of domestic battery. Lopez also was wanted on an outstanding warrant issued by La Salle County for failure to appear on traffic offenses.

At 1:30 p.m., Mendota Police Department received a call from Putnam County Sheriff’s Office advising they had located Lopez in the town of Mark and he was in custody. Lopez was transported to the Mendota police station and then to the La Salle County Jail.

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