Police say they charged two people after a group of at least five suspects attacked a man in Cary and one of them “bit or sliced” the victim’s ear off.
Victor A. Diaz, 19, of the 1300 block of Mulberry Lane in Crystal Lake, and Luis A. Gonzalez-Garcia, 18, of the 300 block of East Judd Street in Woodstock, were both charged with mob action by force, a Class 4 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said the incident occurred on September 14 in Cary.
Gonzalez-Garcia and Diaz, along with other unidentified subjects, “engaged in a physical altercation against the victim,” the complaint said.
The group of at least five suspects battered the male victim by striking him with their hands and feet.
During the attack, the victim sustained “permanent disfigurement” after one of the suspects “bit, tore, sliced or cut off” a large portion of his right ear, the complaint said.
Cary Deputy Police Chief Scott Naydenoff told Lake and McHenry County Scanner the victim was treated at a local hospital and that it is unclear how exactly the man’s ear was injured.
The victim told police the attack precipitated by a basketball game that became heated after some “trash talk.”
Arrest warrants were issued for Gonzalez-Garcia and Diaz on September 28.
When the warrant was issued, Gonzalez-Garcia was already in custody at the McHenry County Jail on an unrelated case where he allegedly stole a car from Rosati’s Pizza in Cary.
Diaz was arrested on October 4 by the Cary Police Department and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt reduced Diaz’s bond to $15,000 and Diaz was released after posting 10%, court records show.
Gonzalez-Garcia remains held on a $155,000 bond for both of his cases. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Friday.