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Tennessee man charged with attempted murder at Schaumburg hotel

Steven A. McCarty

Steven A. McCarty

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By Daily Herald report

A 33-year-old Tennessee man remained behind bars Tuesday after his weekend arrest on allegations he tried to strangle his girlfriend to death in a Schaumburg hotel room.

Steven A. McCarty, of Bristol, Tenn., faces a charge of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated domestic battery stemming from the alleged attack Saturday morning in the 900 block of Woodfield Office Court.


Schaumburg police responded to the hotel after receiving a 911 call about 6:30 a.m. from a woman screaming for help, Sgt. John Nebl said. Officers arrived and began questioning McCarty and his 21-year-old girlfriend, also a resident of Tennessee.

Nebl said officers determined McCarty first strangled the woman with his hands until she fell unconscious. He then tied a belt around her neck to strangle her further and attempted to smother her with a pillow before she called for help, Nebl said.

It is not known what precipitated the attack other than a domestic dispute, he added. The woman was treated for injuries at the scene but declined transport to a hospital.

The couple was in Northwest suburbs for a business trip, Nebl said.

McCarty, who is being held at the Cook County jail on $350,000 bond, would face a minimum six to 30 years in prison if found guilty of attempted first-degree murder. Aggravated domestic battery carries a maximum sentence of two to five years in prison. He is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 4 in Rolling Meadows.

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