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Man accused of bringing hatchet to McHenry County courthouse charged

Published: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 3:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 5:08 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A Cary man who allegedly tried to bring a hatchet into the McHenry County courthouse Thursday now faces criminal charges, including several felonies.

Dustin M. Mancill, 23, had been at the courthouse for a scheduled court date on misdemeanor domestic battery charges when a court security officer asked him to remove his coat for screening.

The officer then saw the hatchet, which was tucked into Mancill's pants along the belt line, grabbed it, and took Mancill to the side.

There, a scuffle broke out and Mancill was taken to the ground. He eventually was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, but has since been released.

The latest charges against him include two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, three counts of resisting arrest, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon.

– Sarah Sutschek

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