Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO

News from the Illinois Valley

Alleged Peru burglar ends lengthy hunger strike

Posted by wlpo on November 11, 2016

A homeless man has ended his hunger strike while awaiting a trial in La Salle County for burglary.

Prosecutors had asked for a court order to force 72-year-old Roy Cope to use a feeding tube at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Cope was hospitalized after 44 days of not eating.

He was arrested back in July in Peru for allegedly stealing a vehicle from a Peru dealership. Cope is due back in court December 1st.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: