Pekin police issue statement on Thomas Anthony arrest

Aug 21, 2014

55-year old Thomas Anthony
The Pekin Police Department is responding to questions surrounding the arrest of Thomas Anthony. Initial reports say the 55-year-old allegedly attempted to lure and abduct a child at a Hardees in Pekin. Anthony was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.  

Pekin Police Detective Mike Eeten says many residents are concerned that Anthony didn’t get charged with Attempted Child Abduction. Eeten says Anthony never grabbed the child or forcefully tried to escort the child away. He says Disorderly Conduct was the only charge possible after an investigation and meeting with the State’s Attorney’s Office.