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Cary man faces attempted murder charges in Fox River Grove stabbing

31-year-old man remained in the hospital Monday with serious injuries, police say

Michael D. Eccles, 60, of the 2400 block of Crystal Lake Road, Cary, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery.
Michael D. Eccles, 60, of the 2400 block of Crystal Lake Road, Cary, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery.

FOX RIVER GROVE – A Cary man has been charged with attempted murder after police said he sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries from multiple stab wounds.

Officers responded at 11:42 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Opatrny Drive, Fox River Grove, where someone reportedly had been stabbed, Fox River Grove Police Chief Eric Waitrovich said Monday.

Flight for Life took the victim, a 31-year-old man, to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he remained Monday morning, Waitrovich said.

Michael D. Eccles, 60, of the 2400 block of Crystal Lake Road, Cary, was taken to the police station and later arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Eccles and the victim knew each other, and although the situation remains under investigation, police don’t believe there are any other suspects, Waitrovich said.

Further details about the incident were not available Monday. Court records also were not available because of the holiday.

Eccles is charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated domestic battery, jail records show.

If he is convicted of attempted murder, Eccles could face a six- to 30-year prison sentence.

McHenry County Judge John Bolger set Eccles’ bond at $250,000 Monday morning. He must post $25,000 bail to be released, jail records show.

He was booked into the McHenry County Jail on Sunday afternoon, jail records show.

The McHenry County Major Investigations Assistance Team and Fox River Grove police are investigating the situation.

Eccles’ first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

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