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Chicago man gets three years in Batavia workplace stabbing

Published: Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – A 54-year-old Chicago man convicted of stabbing a man outside a Batavia firm in May has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Calvin M. Hayes, 54, of the 300 block of North Pine Street, Chicago, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the May 21 incident. Kane County Judge Clint Hull sentenced Hayes on Sept. 6 to three years in prison.

Hayes will be credited for 109 days served in jail since May 21. He also received one year of mandatory supervised release.

The stabbing occurred shortly before 7 a.m. Monday outside Suncast Corp. at 701 N. Kirk Road, Batavia. Police determined Hayes and a co-worker, identified as a 45-year-old man from Maywood, ended a work shift together and were about to return to their homes.

They were in the same vehicle when they apparently began to argue, police said. The argument turned into a physical confrontation, and police said Hayes stabbed the victim in the side of his neck.

The victim suffered nonlife-threatening wounds to “the left side of his ear and neck area,” police said.

He was treated at an area hospital and released.

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