Plano Walmart employee charged with battery in alleged chokehold incident

Suspect later released on recognizance bond pending court appearance

Plano police arrested a Walmart employee on a charge of battery Sunday evening, Feb. 21, after the man allegedly put an underage coworker in a chokehold.

Officers arrested Timothy R. Vaughn, 42, of the 1400 block of Chestnut Court in Yorkville, in connection with the incident that occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. at the Plano Walmart at 6800 W. Route 34.

According to Plano Police Lt. Norm Allison, Vaughn confronted the coworker, a minor, and put him in a chokehold. The coworker allegedly did nothing to instigate the altercation.

Officers transported the suspect to the Plano police station before releasing him on a recognizance bond. He is scheduled to appear at the Kendall County Courthouse on the charge on Thursday, March 25.

Lucas Robinson

Lucas Robinson covers politics, courts, schools and the pandemic in Kendall County and Yorkville for Shaw Media. His work has previously appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Buenos Aires Times, Open Secrets and USAToday. He grew up in Muncie, Indiana.