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Rock Falls man arrested on robbery, drug charges

Suspect's acquaintance beaten, robbed of cash

ROCK FALLS – A Rock Falls man was beaten and robbed outside the home of an acquaintance who was jailed after the incident, police say.

The victim suffered minor injuries to his face, but required no medical attention, according to a Rock Falls police news release.

Rock Falls Commander Tammy Nelson said Joseph Queen, 21, of Rock Falls, beat up the man Thursday night and took his wallet and $700 that he was carrying.

Police responded to a call about the robbery about 7:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Sixth Street.

After talking with the victim, Nelson said, police obtained a search warrant for Queen’s home to look for the items taken from the victim.

Nelson said they found the items, along with marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Queen was arrested just after 2 a.m. on charges of robbery, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Whiteside County Jail, where he remained Friday on a $50,000 bond.

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