UPDATE: Peru man arrested on aggravated battery charges

UPDATE: Peru man arrested on aggravated battery charges

43-year-old Michael Stuart of Peru was arrested Wednesday on charges of battery.

Police might think he’s the one shown in a video that went viral on social media throwing an older man into a wooded area while yelling at him and a woman Sunday on 6th Street.

Police were called over the incident on Sunday, but couldn’t find any independent witnesses to verify what happened.

They found the video Wednesday and requested that charges be filed.

Stuart is charged with aggravated battery to senior citizens and aggravated battery on a public way.

He was also ticketed by the city of Peru for alleged illegal dumping in his ravine.

A screenshot from the video appears to show one man pushing another man into a wooded area.