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Man allegedly forced his way into Oakwood Hills home, beat woman holding child, sheriff says

36-year-old David Derita.

A 36-year-old man has been charged after the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said he battered a woman holding a small child during a home invasion in Oakwood Hills.

David Derita, 36, who is a transient and has no permanent address, was charged with home invasion, criminal damage to property, domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of a domestic.

The Oakwood Hills Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded at 9:20 a.m. Saturday to a home on Hillcrest Road south of Woodland Road for a domestic battery call.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said that Derita forced his way into the house through the front door and then forced his way into a room where the victim was hiding while trying to call 911.

“David then allegedly battered the victim while she was holding a small child, grabbed her phone and left the residence,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said.

The woman and two small children were at the residence during the attack, the sheriff’s office said, adding that an arrest warrant was issued for Derita.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Apprehension Unit, U.S. Marshals, Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Elgin Police Department worked together to apprehend Derita, who was located and arrested in Elgin on Thursday.

Derita remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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