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Quincy man accused of battering news cameraman

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:30 a.m. CST

QUINCY (AP) — A western Illinois man is free on bond after being accused of battering and intimidating a television station's cameraman during a remote broadcast.

The Quincy Herald-Whig (http://bit.ly/1fWLr92 ) reports that Adams County prosecutors have charged 60-year-old Roger Parker with aggravated battery, felony intimidating and a misdemeanor resisting-arrest charge.

Authorities say a WGEM reporter Jenny Dreasler and cameraman Ben Neisen were on public property doing a live report about littering last Thursday when Parker allegedly knocked the camera away from Neisen.

The intimidation count alleges Parker threatened to damage Neisen's camera.

A message left Tuesday with his court-appointed attorney, Holly Henze, was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, http://www.whig.com

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