Crime & Courts

Lake in the Hills man fired gun during domestic dispute, police say

Michael D. Seyller
Michael D. Seyller

A Lake in the Hills man accused of firing a gun during a domestic situation has been freed on bond.

Michael D. Seyller, 45, of the 5500 block of Chantilly Circle, Lake in the Hills, was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting bail Monday afternoon.

Seyller is accused of discharging a Kel-tec .38-caliber pistol in a reckless manner during a domestic dispute, according to a criminal complaint. He’s also alleged to have punched a woman whom he knew, and prevented her from calling 911, the complaint stated.

Lake in the Hills police were called at 7:07 p.m. Saturday to respond to an alleged domestic battery, Lake in the Hills Police Communications Coordinator Ashley Eccles said.

“Officers arrived and located the female victim with moderate facial injuries,” Eccles said. “Officers ordered the male subject, Michael Seyller, out of the residence and he exited peacefully.”

Police seized three firearms from home, Eccles said.

Huntley medical responders took both Seyller and the alleged victim to Northwestern Medicine – Huntley Hospital in separate ambulances so they could be treated for nonlife-threatening injuries, Eccles said.

Seyller is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

The most serious charge, reckless discharge of a firearm typically is punishable by up to three years in prison. Seyller is due back in court Friday. He does not appear to have hired an attorney.

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