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Two men arrested for illegally entering room, attacking man

Two Bloomington men were arrested June 15 after police received a complaint that the men had forced their way into a room at Motel 6, 1800 N. Walnut St., and assaulted one of the room’s occupants. Richard W. Howe, 24, faces preliminary charges of residential entry, battery, criminal mischief and possession of marijuana. Joshua G. Jackson, 25, faces preliminary charges for residential entry and battery.\nAccording to police reports, the two men had been out drinking with the male and female victims earlier in the evening when an argument ensued over who was going to give whom a ride. The male victim and Howe got into an argument outside of the Motel 6.\nSgt. Jeff Canada of the Bloomington Police Department said the male victim stated this argument resulted in Howe striking the victim several times in the head.\nThe male and female victims then went inside the motel room, and at this point, the female victim told police, Howe and Jackson forced their way into the room and battered her husband.\nThe suspects were taken into custody and are currently facing preliminary charges.

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