A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to three months in jail after taking a plea deal for firing a BB gun at a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy’s home and patrol car in Woodstock.
Maurice Q. Gill-McNeil, 19, of the 14200 block of Westwood Court in Woodstock, was indicted on three counts of threatening a public official, aggravated assault on a peace officer, reckless conduct and attempted criminal damage to government-supported property.
The Woodstock Police Department responded around 12:30 p.m. on October 7 to a residence on Westwood Court in Woodstock for a report of shots fired.
Woodstock Deputy Police Chief Ray Lanz said that it was relayed to responding officers that the firearm used by the suspect appeared to be a BB gun.
Officers learned that the suspect, identified as Gill-McNeil, had fired a BB gun at the residence and the marked police car of the victim, Lanz said.
The victim was an off-duty police officer and his department-issued marked squad car was parked in his driveway, Lanz added.
Court documents show the officer is a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy.
Lanz told Lake and McHenry County Scanner in October that no specific motive for the incident had been provided or identified at that time.
Gill-McNeil was taken into custody without incident on October 8.
Court records show Gill-McNeil recently entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Gill-McNeil pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed the rest of his charges.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal on Friday and sentenced the man to 90 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Gill-McNeil will receive day-for-day credit, meaning he will only serve 45 days in jail.
Coppedge also sentenced Gill-McNeil to one year of conditional discharge instead of felony probation.
Jail records show the man is scheduled to be released on August 7.