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updated: 3/26/2013 1:03 PM

Brothers charged with stomping Villa Park man's face

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  • Alexis Cruz

    Alexis Cruz

  • Armando Cruz

    Armando Cruz


Villa Park police on Tuesday announced the arrest of two brothers accused of beating a man and stomping on his face while he was unconscious.

Alexis Cruz, 28, and Armando Cruz, 26, have been charged with aggravated battery in the March 9 attack.

The 26-year-old victim was beaten at a residence on the 200 block of North Third Street in Villa Park about 2 a.m. after an argument erupted.

According to court records, he was repeatedly punched and then stomped in the face after he lost consciousness. Afterward, friends took him to a hospital where he was treated for serious injuries.

Police interviewed several witnesses immediately after the beating but were unable to talk to the victim for days because his injuries left him temporarily unable to speak, Villa Park Detective Sgt. Dan McCann said Tuesday.

"He was in the hospital for three or four days and is back home now," McCann said.

Alexis Cruz, of Bensenville, was arrested at an Addison restaurant on March 16, and Armando Cruz was arrested at his home in Hanover Park on Friday, according to police

Authorities said the brothers are both on parole. They remain jailed on $100,000 bail and are scheduled to appear in court next month.

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