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St. Charles, Elburn men charged in attack

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:40 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, April 26, 2013 7:58 a.m. CST
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Patrick E. Hogan
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William L. Rawson

ST. CHARLES – Two 21-year-old men from Elburn and St. Charles face felony charges on accusations they battered a 40-year-old man in an ice cream shop’s parking lot, St. Charles Police Department spokesman Paul McCurtain said.

Patrick E. Hogan, of the 1800 block of Spring Valley Drive, Elburn, and William L. Rawson, of the 1500 block of Avalon Court, St. Charles, turned themselves in to St. Charles police last week on charges of aggravated battery and mob action, McCurtain said.

Their bail was set at $40,000, he said, and they were each released on $4,000 cash bond.

The co-defendants are expected in court at 9 a.m. May 30.

About 2 a.m. March 31, they reportedly entered the drive-thru lane on foot at McDonald’s, 1915 W. Main St., St. Charles, and began giving customers a hard time.

The defendants had a verbal confrontation with a 40-year-old man in a truck, and one of the men then kicked the back of his vehicle, McCurtain said, noting the incident was caught on the restaurant’s video surveillance.

As the motorist checked for damage in the Oberweis parking lot across the street, Hogan and Rawson ran toward him, McCurtain said.

He said a physical altercation ensued as the man was kneeling next to his truck.

“It is alleged the victim was struck multiple times and suffered injuries to his head, right arm, left knee and rib cage,” McCurtain said.

He said the man called his wife, who took him to Delnor Hospital, where he was treated and released.

McCurtain noted the man grabbed a cellphone from one of his attacker’s pockets, which helped identify them. They ran from the scene, he said.

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