A Fairbury man was arrested by police after allegedly threatening somebody with a knife.
Just before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday the Fairbury Police Department was notified that a male subject was in its lobby wanting to report an attempted robbery. Officers were informed by the victim that he was at the Fairbury City Park near the basketball court skateboarding.
While he was there, a male subject identified as 19-year-old Dalton Meyer, of Fairbury, came up to him and asked to speak with him in the car.
According to a press release from the police department, Meyer and the victim got into the vehicle. While they were talking, Meyer pulled out a large knife, which the victim said exceeded six inches, and put the blade against the victim’s rib cage and demanded the victim to hand over the car keys. The victim allegedly tried to calm Meyer down, but Meyer told him to shut his mouth. The victim was able to exit the vehicle with his car keys and ran from the scene to get help.
As the victim was running from the area, he could see Meyer running also, the press release stated. The victim was able to reach a friend’s house and they brought him to the police station. After the interview, officers went back to the location and observed that the vehicle had been rummaged through.
Law Enforcement attempted to locate Meyer but were not successful. An arrest warrant was obtained and on March 28, 2018 and Dalton was arrested without incident at a residence in Fairbury for attempted robbery, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person and making terroristic threats.