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Bond reduction denied for Harvard teen

Published: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:20 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A Harvard teen, whom prosecutors said was a gang member was denied a reduction in his bail.

Isac A. Carranza, 17, was charged in January with armed violence, a Class 2 felony; two counts of aggravated battery, both Class 3 felonies; and mob action a Class 4 felony.

According to the criminal complaint, Carranza struck a victim with a baseball bat, and punched and kicked the victim.

McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Wednesday denied Carranza's request for a bond reduction.

At the time of his arrest, Carranza was on probation for mob action on a 2012 case in which his victim was struck with a brick, court documents show.

"He's on probation for a similar offense and he's standing before you on an almost identical offense," Assistant State's Attorney Robert Zalud said when arguing that the Carranza's bond remain at $60,000.

Carranza's next court date is May 23.

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