On August 8, 2018 Rock Falls Police obtained an arrest warrant in for Ryan L. Charleston, age 35. Charleston is wanted on charges of Aggravated Battery stemming from an incident on August 6, 2018 at the Rock Falls Walmart store. Charleston is alleged to have struck a male employee in the head with a blunt object before fleeing the store on foot. The employee sustained significant injuries and was hospitalized. Charleston was identified by an eyewitness after numerous tips to police named Charleston as the suspect. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Ryan L. Charleston is asked to call the Rock Falls Police Department at 815-622-1140. To report a tip anonymously, call Whiteside County Crime Stoppers at 815-625-STOP (7867)
The charges against Mr. Charleston are merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.