Sheriff: Man went into tent and stabbed man at Chain O’Lakes State Park campground

Tony R. Ozanick

Tony R. Ozanick

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Chain O’Lakes State Park Campgrounds early Thursday morning after a man was stabbed.

The stabbing happened at the Chain O’Lakes State Park Campgrounds, 39947 North State Park Road in unincorporated Fox Lake, sheriff officials said.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located the victim, a 26 year-old male of Jamestown, New York, with a stab wound. The victim was stabbed by Tony R. Ozanick, 27, of the 6900 block of South Loomis Road in Wind Lake, Wisconsin.

Officials said that preliminary investigation shows the victim and Ozanick were at the camp grounds separately, but met each other earlier in the day on Wednesday. Ozanick joined the victim near the victim’s campsite to socialize during the evening hours.

As the evening progressed, Ozanick was asked by the victim to leave his campsite. After Ozanick left, the victim went to sleep inside of his tent at his campsite.

A short time later, the victim awoke to find Ozanick inside of the victim’s tent. An argument ensued which became physical, Ozanick produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the leg, authorities said.

The victim was transported to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

Ozanick was arrested and subsequently charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (class 3 felony), aggravated battery causing great bodily harm (class 3 felony), criminal trespass to property (class B misdemeanor), and two counts of disorderly conduct (class A misdemeanors).

Ozanick remains held at the Lake County Jail on a $20,000 bond. He is next due in court on July 18, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom C-120.

Map of the stabbing at the Chain O’Lakes State Park Campgrounds at 39947 N. State Park Rd. in unincorporated Fox Lake

Map of the stabbing at the Chain O’Lakes State Park Campgrounds at 39947 N. State Park Rd. in unincorporated Fox Lake