A second man has been charged in the attempted robbery and attack on a man that left him with serious head and facial injuries in Mundelein, court records show.
Carlos E. Velasquez, 21, of Mundelein, was charged with two counts of domestic battery, one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence and one count of mob action.
A second suspect, Francisco J. Pina, 21, of Mundelein, was charged with attempted robbery, mob action, battery causing bodily harm and criminal trespass to residence.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said Velasquez and two other men, one of them now identified as Pina, demanded money from Velasquez’s stepfather.
The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on November 16 in the 200 block of Pleasure Drive in Mundelein, court records show.
The stepfather did not owe his stepson money and was likely scapegoated for money Velasquez owed to his friends, DeRosa said.
The victim told the men to leave the house and they refused.
Velasquez and one of the other suspects prevented the victim from calling 911, DeRosa said.
The victim asked a witness to call 911, but one of the suspects threatened them.
The victim agreed to step out of the house, DeRosa said. Velasquez and Pina both allegedly battered the victim at that point.
Court records allege Pina and Velasquez repeatedly struck the victim with their feet and closed fists.
Officers saw several injuries on the victim’s head and face, including a bruised eye, swelling and bleeding, DeRosa said.
Court records further showed the victim sustained “significant bruising” to his head, face and lip.
The suspects had left the scene prior to police arrival.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak said during a bond hearing that Velasquez is a self-admitted Latin Kings gang member.
Potkonjak set Pina’s bond at $1 million and Velasquez’s bond at $300,000.
Velasquez has been released on bond and Pina remains held in the Lake County Jail.