A Zion man allegedly threw a piece of a bed frame during a fight in Park City, unintentionally striking a young child and causing them to be hospitalized with serious head injuries.
Anthony Steward, 39, of Zion, was charged with aggravated battery of a child under the age of 13 causing permanent disability and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.
A fight occurred on August 27 in Park City, prosecutors and court records show.
Steward allegedly picked up a piece of a wooden bed frame and threw it in the direction of a child, who is under the age of 13, prosecutors said during a bond hearing.
The child was hit by the object and suffered a fractured skull, concussion and fluid in the brain.
The child was transported to Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for treatment.
Witnesses identified Steward as the suspect and he was arrested by the Park City Police Department, prosecutors said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak said during the hearing that it appeared the child was not the intended target.
Potkonjak set Steward’s bond at $350,000, meaning he would need to post $35,000 cash in order to be released.
Steward remains held at the Lake County Jail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 10.