AURORA — A Kane County Jail inmate is accused of attacking two guards with a makeshift weapon made of pencils.
Kane County Undersheriff Pat Gengler says Fabian J. Torres of Sleepy Hollow asked for a book early Wednesday during recreation time and then attacked two officers as they opened the door to give it to him. One officer sustained a small puncture wound to the face while the other got a cut on the bridge of his nose during the attack.
The 32-year-old Torres is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer.
Gengler says Torres took small pencils and bound them together using a label from a shampoo bottle to create a weapon.
Prior to the attack, Torres was being held without bond on charges stemming from the stabbing and sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman and the stabbing of her brother in their home.
This is Torres' second pencil attack since he has been held in the jail following the stabbing. The first was on May 3, when he faced an additional charge after police said he stabbed a fellow inmate in the face with sharpened pencils, according to court documents.
Police charged the man with aggravated battery stemming from a May 3 incident where he allegedly stabbed a fellow inmate with sharpened pencils, according to court documents.
Torres stabbed detainee Christopher Carrillo in the face, cutting his cheek about an inch under his eye, documents show.
Carrillo has been held at the jail since April 1. He allegedly was involved in an Aurora hit-and-run crash that injured a man and killed an 8-year-old, according to a news release from Aurora police.