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Two people arrested in separate incidents in Mt. Vernon

 James Litteral (left) and Israel Garrett
Mt. Vernon Police Dept.

The Mt Vernon Police Department arrested two men overnight on felony charges.

At 10:22 Monday night, 19-year-old Israel Garrett fled from police after a traffic stop at 15th and Casey.

Officers caught up with Garrett in the area of 15th and College and saw him get rid of a bag. During a search of the bag officers located a loaded 9mm handgun.

Garrett was taken into custody on charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Resisting Arrest.

Then around 2 a.m., officers arrived at a residence in the 900 block of Salem Road and saw 36-year-old James Litteral fleeing with blood on his clothing.

They took him into custody a few block away.

Their investigation revealed Litteral attacked two people after he forced his way into the residence through a locked door.

One of the victims was taken to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Litteral is charged with Home Invasion, Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, and Resisting Arrest.

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