ST. CHARLES – An Aurora man faces charges after he allegedly broke another man’s cheekbone in two places during a fight outside of a bar, court and police records show.
Neal D. Noorman, 28, of the 300 block of Old Indian Trail, Aurora, was charged July 25 with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and two counts of felony aggravated battery in a public way, court records show.
Noorman was released on a $20,000 personal recognizance bond and his next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 19, court records show. Terms of his bond are that he be on electronic monitoring and cannot have contact with the victim or the victim’s family, records show.
According to St. Charles police reports released through a Freedom of Information Act request, officers were called to a fight in progress just before 2 a.m. July 22 in the 200 block of Cedar Street.
Noorman told police that he was hanging out with friends on the sidewalk on the north side of Alibi Bar and Grill, 12 N. Third St., St. Charles, after they “had consumed a good deal of alcoholic type beverages,” police reports stated.
One witness told police that Noorman and others were his friends and they were all drinking at the Alibi, reports stated.
Noorman told police that a verbal altercation began between two men, when suddenly, the other man “came out of nowhere” and began to yell at Noorman and slapped him, then entered the roadway, reports stated.
Noorman stated the other man told the group he would “kill their families and other sorts of provoking insults,” and then Noorman approached him in the roadway, reports stated.
Noorman told police that he saw the other man about to engage him so he hit first, striking the other man with an open-handed smack from his right hand to the other man’s left cheek, reports stated.
Other witnesses, including another St. Charles officer, stated in the reports that they saw Noorman strike the other man – the victim – with a closed fist.
When police approached the victim, he was lying face down in the street, bleeding from the nose and mouth and appeared to be unconscious, reports stated. After several attempts to get him to respond, the victim regained consciousness and an officer assisted him to sit on the curb until medics arrived, reports stated.
The victim suffered two fractures to his cheekbone, a concussion and a swollen lip with a laceration, reports and court records stated.
The victim told police that he and the other men outside Alibi’s began to “exchange discourtesies,” when he was grabbed around the waist and someone told him “it was not worth it” – and then the next thing he remembered was being attended to by medics, the report stated.
A judge issued a warrant for Noorman’s arrest July 25, which was served July 30 while Noorman was checking IDs at Alley 64, 212 W. Main St., where he is employed, reports stated.