An inmate was seriously injured and underwent surgery after he was attacked by two other inmates at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan, prosecutors said.
Victor Ramirez, 27, of Belvidere, and William Servin Jr., 26, of Waukegan, were both charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily, a Class 2 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Lillian Lewis said during a bond hearing that Ramirez and Servin approached a fellow inmate in the Lake County Jail on June 23.
The two men began punching the third inmate, who fell to the ground, Lewis said.
Servin and Ramirez stood over the victim and began kicking him, Lewis said.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan with multiple injuries.
Lewis said doctors diagnosed the victim with multiple fractures in his face and an impacted tooth.
The victim underwent surgery due to his injuries.
Servin has been held in the jail since March 7 on charges of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol and driving while license revoked.
Servin was arrested after officers found him with cannabis while driving a stolen vehicle with a revoked license in a neighborhood in Lake Forest, police records show.
Ramirez has been held in the jail since December 30 on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Ramirez was arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred on December 24 at Stretch’s Sports Bar and Grill in Waukegan that left a 23-year-old man dead.
Lake County Judge Ruth Lofthouse ordered Servin, who was originally being held on a $200,000 bond, held on a $500,000 bond.
Lofthouse did not increase Ramirez’s bond, which was set at $1 million during his initial arrest in December, following his new charges.