Crime & Courts

West Chicago man convicted of severely injuring Hampshire man

HAMPSHIRE – A West Chicago man has been convicted of punching a Hampshire man several times in the face after a dispute over how long it was taking to repair a car.

Ignacio D. Rodriguez, 53, of the 400 block of East Brown Street, West Chicago, was found guilty late Tuesday by a Kane County jury of aggravated battery with great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony.

The charge carries a sentence of probation or between two and five years in prison. Rodriguez, who is out on $5,000 bond, is scheduled to next appear in court at 1 p.m. April 11 for motions and sentencing.

The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred about noon Jan. 31, 2013, when Rodriguez went to the Hampshire man’s business to inquire about the status of a car the Hampshire man was hired to repair, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The two got into an argument about how long the job had taken, and when the Hampshire man turned to walk away, Rodriguez punched him three times in the left cheekbone, the release said.

The man had multiple broken bones in his face and had to undergo surgery, the release said.

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