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1/28/2013 2:01:00 PM
Second suspect in pizza robbery under arrest

NT Staff

Police have apprehended a second suspect in the Jan. 20 robbery of a pizza delivery driver in Ottawa.

Johnny R. Ford, 21, of123 Oak St., Streator surrendered to authorities Saturday, Streator police said.

Ford and Joseph J. Allen, 28, of 909½ Webster St., Ottawa are now in custody for their suspected roles in the beating and robbery reported at 12:21 a.m. Jan. 20. Each is charged with one count of robbery, a Class 2 felony punishable by 3-7 years in prison.

Allen was ordered held on $105,000 bond and Ford on $50,000 bond.

The search continues for a third suspect, Jessie J. Phillips Jr., 24, of 909½ Webster St., Ottawa. A warrant has been issued but, as of this morning, he was not yet in custody.

Anyone with information about Phillips’ whereabouts is asked to call Ottawa police at (815) 433-2131.

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