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Man charged after two people slashed during altercation in Harvard

Alfredo Garcia-Castillo, 29, of Harvard.

A man has been charged after two people were slashed with an edged weapon during an altercation in Harvard on Sunday.

Alfredo Garcia-Castillo, 29, of the 300 block of Admiral Drive in Harvard, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and one count of mob action, a Class 4 felony, court records show.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 1:09 a.m. Sunday to the 300 block of South Division Street for a report of a disturbance.

Police officers found two 21-year-old Chicago men who were injured. One of the men suffered a laceration to his hand and was transported to Mercy Harvard Hospital, and the second man suffered a laceration to his arm, which did not require hospital treatment.

Harvard Police Department Deputy Chief Tyson A. Bauman said that there was a verbal altercation between the two Chicago men and two other men, including Garcia-Castillo.

The altercation turned physical and the two Chicago men suffered slash wounds from an edged weapon, Bauman said. The two offenders fled the scene on foot.

Police arrested Garcia-Castillo a short time later in connection with the incident. Garcia-Castillo remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $40,000 bond.

Court records show the man was appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear back in court on September 27. The incident remains under investigation by the Harvard Police Department.


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