Jamaree T. Payne, 23, of Zion.

Prosecutors say a man, who is on parole, attacked another man and pushed him down a flight of stairs, leaving the victim with a serious injury in Zion.

Jamaree T. Payne, 23, of Zion, was charged with one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said a neighbor went upstairs to speak with Payne on April 11.

The two began arguing and Payne grabbed a chair and struck the victim in the head while they were on the porch, Katris said.

Payne pushed the victim down a staircase with approximately 15-17 steps, Katris said.

The victim suffered a compound fracture to his ankle that left his bone sticking out.

The Zion Fire-Rescue Department and Zion Police Department responded to the apartment building, located in the 3000 block of Gilboa Avenue.

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Paramedics transported the man to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, Katris said.

Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Payne held on a $250,000 bond.

Potkonjak noted that Payne has a prior criminal history involving several battery cases.

State records show Payne was on parole at the time of the attack after having been released from prison on March 3 for another aggravated battery case in Lake County.

Payne remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $25,000 cash in order to be released.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 9.