A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to four years in prison for being among three people that attacked and injured another man in McHenry.
Aaron E. Pittner, 27, of the 900 block of Sheffield Drive in Crystal Lake, was charged in November with two counts of aggravated battery in a public place, a Class 3 felony, and mob action, a Class 4 felony.
A grand jury indictment alleged that Pittner struck a victim in the face on June 20, 2021, on the Route 120 bridge at 3300 Elm Street in McHenry.
Pittner also allegedly kicked the victim in the face and body. The victim suffered facial injuries.
The indictment said Pittner committed mob action by acting together with Chad R. Bardsley and Adam W. Pittner.
Aaron E. Pittner entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on June 9, court records show.
Pittner pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery in a public place, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Pittner to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Pittner will be required to serve the sentence at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines. He will also receive credit for time served while awaiting his case.