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Lake in the Hills village president charged with domestic battery

Lake in the Hills Village President Paul J. Mulcahy, 64, was arrested and charged with domestic battery early Sunday morning, according to jail and court records.
Lake in the Hills Village President Paul J. Mulcahy, 64, was arrested and charged with domestic battery early Sunday morning, according to jail and court records.

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Lake in the Hills Village President Paul J. Mulcahy was arrested and charged with domestic battery early Sunday morning, according to jail and court records and a police official.

Lake in the Hills Police Chief David Brey said officers were dispatched to the 3900 block of Peartree Drive for a domestic incident. Officers found a woman caller who was involved in a domestic incident with Mulcahy at his residence.

Brey said the two had a “dating” relationship.

Because of the conflict of interest of Mulcahy being the village president, Brey said the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was called to handle the investigation.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Aimee Knop said police responded to a domestic disturbance where a “physical altercation occurred.”

There were no other people involved, Knop said, and she could not provide further details of what happened.

Knop said she was unable to comment on whether drugs or alcohol were involved because it is part of an ongoing investigation.

Mulcahy, 64, was taken into custody about 1:40 a.m. Sunday, jail records show. About 9:40 a.m. Monday morning, he posted his $200 bail, records show.

According to records, Mulcahy was in rights court Monday morning and charged with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor, which could result in up to one year in jail.

Mulcahy could not immediately be reached for comment. His next court appearance is 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

Mulcahy served as a Lake in the Hills trustee from 1997 to 2001 before serving as chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission from 2002 to 2007. He then became a trustee again in 2007, and he has served as village president since May 2013, according to the village’s website. His term ends in 2017.

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