Crime & Courts

Judge reduces bond for Huntley man accused of purposely hitting 2 people with car in Cary

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

A judge agreed to reduce bond Friday for a 24-year-old man accused of hitting two people with his car.

McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Hirsch reduced Dominic Muhlbach’s bond from $50,000 to $25,000, meaning the man would need to post $2,500 to be released from the McHenry County Jail.

During a bond hearing Friday morning, Muhlbach’s mother told the judge that she could post $2,000 to have her son released.

Hirsch said he hoped Muhlbach would pay the remaining $500 so he “would have some skin in the game.”

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

After an argument in the zero to 100 block of East Pearl Street, Cary, Muhlbach purposely stepped on the gas while a man and woman were in front of his 2018 Subaru sedan, according to a criminal complaint.

McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Randi Freese questioned Muhlbach about his criminal record, which includes previous marijuana possession and underage drinking charges.

“I’m very concerned that he’s only 24 years old and already has started quite a criminal record,” Freese said in court.

Muhlbach told the judge he was worried about losing his job if he still were in jail Monday, and noted he has an 8-month-old son.

Although both alleged victims’ individual no-contact orders against Muhlbach were denied Tuesday, a separate order has been put in place to keep Muhlbach away from the man and woman, attorneys said in court.

Muhlbach remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday morning. He is expected back in court June 29.

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