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Charges filed in death of Oregon teen

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 27th, 2013

OREGON — Charges have been filed by Ogle County State's Attorney Mike Rock against seven adults and two juveniles in the death of Oregon teen Jonathan Williams in August.

The charges stem from an underage drinking party held at an Oregon residence on Aug. 10. A fight broke out at the residence and spilled out into the street where Williams was injured. He died on Aug. 12 in a Rockford hospital.

Charges were filed against Justin Coltrain (hate crime and battery), Matthew Steder (three counts hate crime, aggravated battery and two counts of battery), Brian Galor (delivery of alcohol to a minor), Maria Coleman (reckless conduct), Cody Munroe (reckless conduct), Cameron Clark (reckless conduct) and Kylie Heck (reckless conduct).

The two juveniles will also face charges and will be brought into juvenile court.

Witnesses indicate Williams chased another individual who struck Williams in self-defense, resulting in the teen striking his head. He was then carried back into the residence where he remained for hours before receiving medical attention.

The Ogle County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Oregon Police Department have worked together and in consultation with the family of Mr. Williams in determining the charges supported by the investigation.

"The death of a man so young is a tragedy," Rock said. "Jonathan’s death was preventable and the direct result of the actions of individuals at the party who started the fight, and other individuals who failed to get Mr. Williams medical attention that likely would have saved his life."

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