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15-year sentence for attack on Hebron man

Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 4:18 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013 4:23 p.m. CST

WOODSTOCK – A man on parole following a seven-year sentence for a Lake County drug case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after police said he was involved in an attack on a Hebron man.

Tywon T. Williams, 25, pleaded guilty on Monday to attempted armed robbery. He was paroled in January 2012, but is listed by the Illinois Department of Corrections as an absconder.

The victim, who also is on parole following a 24-year sentence for a separate drug case, did not know Williams or two teens who were involved, said McHenry County Assistant State's Attorney David Metnick.

"The victim was living with a woman who had some kids and the defendant was going to babysit the woman's kids," he said.

But when Williams showed up on Nov. 18 with two other young men, Omar Spears and Adolf Brown, the victim became suspicious, Metnick said.

"After a while, they tied him up and put him in a closet, covered his face, and started hitting and kicking him in the face and back," Metnick said.

A gun also was displayed.

A 7-year-old left before the attack happened, Metnick said, but a 2-year-old was home in another room at the time.

Metnick said the men demanded to know where money was, but the victim gave them an account PIN to show that he didn't have any, which they looked up online.

Miscellaneous other items were taken, including several pairs of Air Jordan shoes and a TV.

The victim eventually was able to free himself and eventually contacted police.

Charges remain pending against Spears and Brown.

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