A man was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for attacking his family members and then elbowing and headbutting responding police officers in Marengo.
Jairo C. Vargas, 28, of the 1200 block of North State Street in Marengo, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated battery of a victim 60 years or older, three counts of domestic battery and one count of resisting a peace officer.
The Marengo Police Department responded around 2:30 a.m. on December 7, 2021, to a domestic battery call, court records show.
A criminal complaint alleged that Vargas shoved a female family member, who was over 60 years old, to the ground.
She suffered a minor wrist injury.
Vargas also allegedly punched a male family member in the face, causing him to suffer a laceration to his lip, the complaint said.
The complaint said that when officers arrived, Vargas struck one of the officers in the face with his left elbow.
Vargas used his head to strike another officer in the face, the complaint said.
Officers attempted to arrest the man but he pushed back using his body to resist and pulled his arms away, the complaint added.
Vargas was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he has been held on a $50,000 bond since his arrest.
Vargas entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office this week.
He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the plea deal and sentenced Vargas to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Vargas will serve the sentence at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.
He will also receive 263 days of credit for time already served.