Crime & Courts

Woodstock man faces aggravated battery charge after altercation with woman

Colton M. Howell, 19, of Woodstock was charged Aug. 9 with aggravated battery after police said he punched and kicked a woman who was arguing with his girlfriend.
Colton M. Howell, 19, of Woodstock was charged Aug. 9 with aggravated battery after police said he punched and kicked a woman who was arguing with his girlfriend.

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man is in McHenry County Jail custody after police said he punched and kicked a woman who was arguing with his girlfriend earlier this month.

Colton M. Howell, 19, was charged Wednesday with aggravated battery in a public place. He could face up to seven years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

The Woodstock Police Department responded about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 to the 1700 block of Walnut Drive, Woodstock, to an aggravated assault complaint, according to a news release Monday from the department.

An initial investigation found that there was an altercation at Bates Park between two women, police said. During the argument, police said the boyfriend of one of the women, who was later identified as Howell, punched and kicked a woman who was arguing with his girlfriend.

Howell was arrested and taken into McHenry County Jail custody, where he remains in lieu of posting 10 percent of his $20,000 bond.

He will appear in court Aug. 31 before Judge Sharon Prather.

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