Crime & Courts

Lake in the Hills man punches 60-year-old in head, police say

Joshua M. Stadie, 36, of the 100 block of Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills
Joshua M. Stadie, 36, of the 100 block of Indian Trail, Lake in the Hills

A Lake in the Hills man who allegedly punched a 60-year-old man in the head was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting bond Friday.

Police arrested 36-year-old Joshua M. Stadie on Monday, saying he struck an older family member twice. The fight resulted in felony charges against Stadie, who has a previous conviction for a similar offense in McHenry County, according to a criminal complaint.

Stadie, of the
100 block of Indian Trail, is charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery.

Police responded at 6:11 p.m. Sept. 3 to the 100 block of Indian Trail, where a caller had reported a fight between two men, police said. The fight broke out after a disagreement, Lake in the Hills police communications coordinator Ashley Eccles said. It was not clear what the two were arguing about.

Domestic battery typically is a misdemeanor offense punishable by less than a year in jail. However, if Stadie is convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated battery, he could be sentenced to between two and five years in prison.

He entered a negotiated plea in 2006 and was convicted of a separate domestic battery charge. A judge ordered him to serve one year of conditional discharge and complete anger counseling, public records show.

The 2006 charges stemmed from claims that Stadie hit a woman in the head with the butt of a rifle, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.

He’s due in court Thursday on the most recent charge.

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