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Crime & Courts

Campton Hills woman pleads guilty in St. Charles fight

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Campton Hills woman must perform community service and attend anger management classes for her part in a physical altercation that St. Charles police considered a hate crime, according to Kane County court records.

Susan V. Patton, 32, pleaded guilty to battery, a Class A misdemeanor, on April 26.

Patton’s sentence included 24 months of probation, 100 hours of community service, 100 days of alcohol monitoring, anger management classes and fines and costs, according to court records.

She initially was charged with one count of mob action, two counts of aggravated battery, two counts of hate crime and six counts of battery.

The charges stemmed from a fight Jan. 6 in the 2000 block of Lincoln Highway, the St. Charles Police Department has reported. Patton reportedly threw a drink in the face of a woman waiting outside for a cab and punched and kicked two men.

Authorities labeled the incident as a hate crime because the suspects reportedly taunted the victims for being gay, police have said.

Two men, Stephan C. Bolt and Christopher M. Miner, also were charged in the altercation. They pleaded guilty to battery in late March, according to court records.

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