Prosecutors say an 18-year-old man out on bond for allegedly firing shots into an occupied home in Crystal Lake violated his bond conditions by going near the victim’s residence.
Joel B. Kattner, 18, of the 600 block of Concord Drive in Crystal Lake, was charged on October 6 with aggravated discharge of a firearm, use of a stolen firearm in the commission of a crime, possession of a stolen firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and defacing a firearm.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said a shooting occurred on July 10 in the 900 block of Coventry Lane in Crystal Lake.
Kattner was armed with a .380 caliber handgun, which was stolen, the complaint said.
Kattner discharged the gun at a residence on the block while the home was occupied, the complaint said.
Prosecutors said a teenager was present inside the home when the shooting occurred.
The complaint added that Kattner acted recklessly and endangered the safety of the teenager.
No injuries were reported. Investigators also discovered the stolen gun used in the incident had its serial number defaced.
Officers with the Crystal Lake Police Department arrested Kattner in early October.
McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt ordered Kattner held on a $150,000 bond.
Kattner was released from the McHenry County Jail five days after his arrest after posting $15,000 cash.
A judge ordered Kattner to be equipped with a GPS monitoring device and ordered him to stay 1,000 feet away from the house where the shooting occurred.
The probation department reported Kattner violated that exclusionary zone on three different occasions on November 2, according to a motion filed by McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ashur Youash.
Youash asked the court to place Kattner on home confinement where he would only be allowed to leave for employment or treatment purposes.
Prosecutors are seeking to increase Kattner’s bond and noted he is a “danger to the public, especially the victim.”
The most serious charge against Kattner is aggravated discharge of a firearm, which is a Class 1 felony that carries a sentence of four to 15 years in prison.
A hearing on the motion to increase and modify bond is scheduled for November 30.