FAIRBURY – The Fairbury Police Department took a Fairbury man into custody after he reportedly threatened a juvenile with a knife and attempted to steal his vehicle.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night around 9pm at the Fairbury City Park basketball court. The juvenile reported to police that Dalton Meyer of Fairbury asked the youth to speak with him in the victim’s car. Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk said that’s when a knife was pulled.
“While in the vehicle, Meyer pulled out a large knife and placed it on the victim’s rib cage and demanded to hand over the car keys. ”
According to Chief Sprunk, The victim was able to escape the vehicle and ran from the scene to get help.
“the victim was able to exit the vehicle with the keys and took off running to a friends house, where the friend brought him down to the law enforcement center.”
After the police were contacted they went back to the location of the incident and noticed that the vehicle had been rummaged through but were unable to locate the suspect. The police were able to locate the victim on Wednesday and Meyer was arrested without incident.
19-year-old Dalton Meyer of Fairbury is facing felony charges of Alleged Attempt of a Class 2 Robbery, Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit Felony, Possession of Deadly Weapon by a Prohibited Person, and Terroristic Threats.
Meyer, who is a convicted felon, is incarcerated at the Jefferson County Jail on a 10 percent of a $100,000 bond.