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Harvard man charged with committing home invasion at his sister’s home in Hebron, strangling her

Daniel G. Rivera, 31, of Harvard.

U.S. Marshals arrested a Harvard man wanted for committing a home invasion at his sister’s home in Hebron where he allegedly strangled her, causing injury.

Daniel G. Rivera, 31, of the 200 block of West Brainard Street in Harvard, was charged with home invasion causing injury, a Class X felony, aggravated domestic battery, criminal trespass to residence and domestic battery causing bodily harm.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges Rivera committed a home invasion on April 6 in the 12000 block of Prairie Avenue in Hebron.

Rivera allegedly forced entry into the residence of his sister, placed his hands around her throat and strangled her.

The complaint says that the victim was injured and suffered bodily harm. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

The Hebron Police Department investigated the incident and an arrest warrant was issued on April 8.

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The U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Force searched for Rivera and arrested him on Thursday, court records show.

He was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he remains held on a $200,000 bond. He will need to post $20,000 cash in order to be released on bail.

Rivera’s public defender, McHenry County Assistant Public Defender Angelo Mourelatos, filed a motion to reduce the man’s bond.

Mourelatos argued in the motion that Rivera “is not a danger to the community and not a flight risk” and said he is unable to secure the amount of bail needed.

A bond hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.