In Franklin County, a man is accused of severely beating another man.
38-year-old William VanZandt II of West Frankfort is charged with aggravated battery for an altercation between him and 38-year-old Joshua Marvel of West Frankfort. Police say Marvel was found lying in his driveway on the 2000 block of East Elm shortly after 8 p.m. Sunday.
VanZandt fled the scene but was found later that night in Harrisburg. He has a preliminary hearing on September 25. Marvel is in a St. Louis Hospital in critical condition.