3 Charged With Mob Action Over Confrontation After Zion Wedding: Police

Three people were charged with mob action after a man was hit in the face with a gun after a wedding near Zion Monday morning, police said.

Deputies learned that individuals had been involved in a physical confrontation when they arrived at the 100 block of Lakefront Drive around 2:40 a.m., the Lake County sheriff's office said in a press release.

Oscar A. Cervantes, 28, of the 100 block of North St. James Street in Waukegan, pointed a handgun at a 23-year-old victim, the sheriff's office said. A short time later, James H. Bakken, of the 11300 block of West Carnahan Avenue, Beach Park, struck the victim in the face with a handgun.

The sheriff's office said 25-year-old Matthew Bowen, of the 11200 block of West Leland Avenue, Beach Park, was also involved the confrontation.

Cervantes, Bakken, and Bowen were arrested as they attempted to flee the scene in a vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies found two loaded .380 handguns in the vehicle.

Bakken was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of weapon by a felon, and mob action.

Bowen was charged with mob action, assault, unlawful possession of cannabis, and disorderly conduct.

Cervantes was charged with mob action and aggravated assault.

All three are being held at the Lake County Jail with bond hearings scheduled for Tuesday. Their attorney information wasn’t immediately available.

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