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Algonquin man charged with attempted murder of ex-girlfriend

Alvin W. Thompson, 40, of Algonquin.

A 40-year-old man was charged with attempted murder after police say he strangled and struck his ex-girlfriend and then tried to shoot her at an Algonquin home.

Alvin W. Thompson, 40, of the 1600 block of Southridge Trail in Algonquin, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of ammunition without a FOID and two counts of domestic battery.

The Algonquin Police Department responded around 3 a.m. Tuesday to the 1600 block of Southridge Trail for a domestic disturbance call.

Algonquin Deputy Police Chief Ryan Markham said that Thompson struck and strangled his ex-girlfriend during a dispute.

He was also armed with a handgun and tried to discharge it at the woman, Markham said.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and Thomson fled the scene before police arrived.

The Algonquin Police Department was assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, who were able to locate and arrest Thompson.

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Thompson remains in the Kane County jail where a judge ordered him held on $50,000 bond.


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