Suspected after Manteno Oktoberfest Incident


On September 28, 2013 after leaving Manteno’s October Fest a 23 year old female was battered and sexually abused near her residence in rural Manteno. The victim was followed to that location by the suspect and received a significant facial injury during the attack.

On Friday October 4, 2013 Eric D. Wheeler, 21 years old, was arrested by the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department for Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse. During the investigation, it was learned that Wheeler has numerous similar charges pending in Nashville, TN. During Holiday Court this weekend Wheeler was given a $500,000 bond. The Sheriff’s Department credits the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office for presenting a detailed case to the court resulting in a significant bond.


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