Crime & Courts

2 charged in fight that sent McHenry man to hospital

A fight that sent a McHenry resident to the hospital Friday has resulted in felony charges against the man and woman who showed up at the man’s house uninvited, court records show.

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded Friday to a reported fight in the 1900 block of Oak Drive. A 27-year-old man at the scene was taken to Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, McHenry fire officials said Tuesday.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office later approved felony charges against the man and woman accused of beating the alleged victim until a neighbor came by to stop the fight, court records show.

Ariel M. Hill, 20, of the 900 block of East 40th Street, Chicago, and Erick J. Guyton, 35, of the 3200 block of 109th Street, Lubbock, Texas, each were arrested in connection with the reported fight.

The pair are charged in McHenry County court with mob action, battery and criminal trespass to land. The most serious charge, mob action, is a felony punishable by one to three years in prison. The remaining charges are misdemeanors that typically result in less than one year in jail.

McHenry police could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday evening, and it was unclear how the three people involved might have known each other.

Criminal complaints and orders of protection filed in McHenry County court earlier this week provided more details about the altercation.

The 27-year-old man wrote in two separate petitions for orders of protection that Hill and Guyton showed up at his house uninvited and made several threats. According to one complaint, Guyton tackled the alleged victim to the ground and punched him several times.

Hill then kicked the man in the face and body while Guyton held the man in a chokehold, according to the complaint in court records.

The 27-year-old’s neighbor eventually came outside to break up the fight, and police were called, according to an order of protection.

Hill remained at the McHenry County Jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond. She’s due back in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing.

Guyton was released after posting bail Monday. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 1.

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