Cops: Crystal Lake man torched arcade game, attacked resident
A 24-year-old Crystal Lake man has been charged with arson and aggravated assault among numerous other offenses after striking another man and burning a large arcade game in his backyard, according to police.
Officers responding to the man's house on the 1300 block of Parkridge Court originally headed to the home for a report of a man burning a large arcade game in the backyard, but learned two men were bleeding at the scene, according to authorities.
Brian Van Scoy and a 26-year-old resident of the house were both injured when officers arrived at about 2 p.m. on Sept. 20, but only Van Scoy was hospitalized, police said.
Van Scoy is accused of lighting a number of items including the large arcade game on fire in the backyard. Police said the fire destroyed the items and spread to a section of wooden fence surrounding the backyard.
When the 26-year-old man told Van Scoy he was going to call the police, Van Scoy charged him and repeatedly struck the man, according to police.
The 26-year-old defended himself from the attack and both were injured in the fight.
Van Scoy was taken to a hospital for treatment and a psychiatric evaluation and was charged and arrested upon his release Tuesday.
He has been charged with arson, aggravated assault, assault, domestic battery, interference with reporting domestic violence, reckless conduct, criminal damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Van Scoy was also wanted on a Kane County warrant for failure to appear on a possession of cannabis charge.
He is being held at the McHenry County jail on $40,000 bail and is due in court Oct. 18.
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