Crime & Courts

Huntley man hit 2 people with car on purpose, police say

24-year-old recently completed court-ordered abuse seminar

Dominic J. Muhlbach, 24, of the 10100 block of Fleetwood Street, Huntley
Dominic J. Muhlbach, 24, of the 10100 block of Fleetwood Street, Huntley

Police said a Huntley man was asked to leave a Cary home after an argument Sunday and intentionally struck two people with his car on the way out.

A three-count criminal complaint filed Tuesday in McHenry County court claims that 24-year-old Dominic J. Muhlbach purposely stepped on the gas while a man and woman were in front of his 2018 Subaru sedan.

Muhlbach, of the 10100 block of Fleetwood Street, Huntley, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and violating an order of protection.

The most serious charge, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, typically carries a penalty of two to five years in prison.

Muhlbach’s McHenry-based defense attorney, Scott Hiera, declined to comment on the charges.

Both the man and woman who Muhlbach is accused of hitting filed civil petitions for no-contact orders against him Tuesday.

McHenry County Judge Dave Gervais denied the orders Tuesday morning.

In their petitions, the alleged victims said Muhlbach arrived uninvited about 2:25 a.m. to a house in the zero to 100 block of East Pearl Street, Cary. After an argument between Muhlbach and the people at the home, Muhlbach got into his car and drove into a man and woman who still were in front of the vehicle, the petitions stated.

Muhlbach hit the alleged victims, “causing them to be thrown in the air and fall on the ground,” according to the criminal complaint.

The man and woman were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Cary Deputy Police Chief Jim Fillmore said.

Muhlbach’s bond is set at $50,000, and he remained in the McHenry County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled for a court appearance Thursday.

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