The sheriff’s office said two were arrested after a driver ran over a motorcycle during a road rage incident and then the motorcyclist fired a shot at the driver near Mundelein.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded on July 31 to a bar in the 26500 block of North Route 83 in unincorporated Mundelein for a call of an unruly patron who had been asked to leave.
The 911 caller reported a patron, Christopher T. Manning, 31, of Mundelein, had been told earlier in the night to leave the establishment.
He returned and demanded to come back inside the bar, saying he left his firearm there, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said.
The bar’s employees told him there was no gun inside the building and told Manning to leave.
Manning then took a piece of patio furniture and threw it through a glass door at the bar, Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
He also allegedly destroyed an exterior sign before getting into his Jeep and fleeing the scene.
While fleeing, Manning almost struck a motorcyclist head-on in the area of Route 83 and Diamond Lake Road, Covelli said.
Manning and the motorcyclist, Christopher S. Hughes, 42, of Mundelein, got into an argument.
Hughes told deputies that Manning then turned his Jeep around and drove directly at him.
Manning missed striking Hughes but ran over Hughes’ motorcycle and the argument continued.
At some point during the altercation, Hughes produced a firearm and shot at Manning, Covelli said.
The round went into Manning’s Jeep but did not strike him.
Responding sheriff’s deputies located Manning attempting to flee from the scene.
Deputies were able to conduct a high-risk traffic stop on Manning and attempted to take him into custody but he allegedly resisted arrest.
Manning was charged with criminal damage to property, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting a peace officer and cited for traffic violations.
Hughes was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm.
Hughes remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond and Manning has since been released on bond.