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Couple face multiple felonies in robbery, beatings in Elgin

3 victims beaten, one of them twice

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A man and a woman are facing multiple charges of robbery and violent attacks in downtown Elgin – including allegedly beating the same victim again after being released on a recognizance bond –according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Riese R. Arcos, 28, a homeless man living in Elgin, was charged with robbery, three counts of aggravated battery and mob action, all felonies, and unlawful use of a weapon, metal knuckles a misdemeanor, according to the release.

Darya V. Emelyanova, 20, of Vernon Hills and Dixon, was charged with robbery, five counts of aggravated battery and mob action, all felonies and misdemeanor battery.

Kane County prosecutors allege that at about 12:30 a.m. on June 16, the first victim was on an elevator in the parking deck in the 200 block of East Chicago Street, Elgin.

Arcos and Emelyanova got onto the elevator and began punching the victim in the face. During the alleged attack money fell from the victim’s pocket, and Arcos picked it up and put it in his own pocket, the release stated.

Emelyanova smashed a beer can into the victim’s face multiple times, and Arcos and Emelyanova spit on the victim, went through the victim’s pockets, continued punching the victim in the face and kicked and stomped on the victim’s stomach, the release stated.

After Arcos and Emelyanova left, the victim flagged down a police officer and was taken to a hospital.

At about 1:30 a.m., in the vicinity of East Chicago Street and South Grove Avenue, Emelyanova approached a second victim and punched the second victim in the face, pushed the second victim to the ground, again punched the second victim in the face, then kicked the second victim. Arcos pulled Emelyanova off the second victim and they walked away, the release stated.

The second victim contacted police and identified Emelyanova as the attacker, the release stated.

Elgin police found Emelyanova, charged her with misdemeanor battery and released her on her promise to appear in court, the release stated.

At about 9:20 a.m., the second victim was in Carleton Rogers Park on North Spring and Division Streets, Elgin, when Emelyanova and Arcos approached.

Emelyanova began screaming at the second victim, grabbed the second victim’s hair and punched the second victim in the face. The second victim saw metal knuckles in Emelyanova's hand and saw Emelyanova give the metal knuckles to Arcos, the release stated.

At about 2:30 p.m., a third victim was in Carleton Rogers Park when Arcos and Emelyanova approached. Arcos punched the third victim multiple times on the left side of the head, the release stated.

Bonds for both Arcos and Emelyanova were set at $30,000 and both posted $3,000 or 10% in order to be released.

According to court records, Arcos and Emelyanova were both ordered to surrender firearms, not take any drugs or alcohol and to have no contact with various men and women.

The most serious charges are robbery, Class 2 felony, punishable by four to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.

Aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony, punishable by two to five years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.

Arcos is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19 and Emelyanova is to appear in court Oct. 7.

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