Prosecutors say a 42-year-old man threw a child into a wall and then pushed another child down concrete steps at a residence in Round Lake Beach.
Jason D. Stackhouse, 42, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with two counts of domestic battery causing bodily harm and two counts of domestic battery physical contact.
Round Lake Beach police were called after a child, who is under 13, went to a neighbor’s home on Westview Lane to report he was beaten up by Stackhouse.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the child and a second victim, also under 13 years old, were transported to the Lake County Advocacy Center.
They were interviewed and one of the children said Stackhouse had been yelling at them to get outside to the bus last Tuesday.
Stackhouse grabbed one of the children and started throwing her against the wall, Daly said.
The older brother tried to intervene and told Stackhouse to stop hitting the girl.
Daly said Stackhouse chased the brother out of the house and threw him to the ground.
Stackhouse grabbed the boy by the face and pushed him down concrete steps, Daly said.
Officers observed the boy had redness on his face and the girl complained of pain in her back.
Stackhouse is a convicted felon and has served several sentences in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Stackhouse held on a $100,000 bond.
A judge later reduced Stackhouse’s bond to $10,000 during a subsequent court hearing.
Stackhouse was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of his bond, jail records show.
An arraignment hearing is scheduled for March 31.