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updated: 3/28/2013 3:53 PM

Des Plaines man accused of battery with dumbbell

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  • Nicholas Ungureanu

    Nicholas Ungureanu


A 21-year-old Des Plaines man has been charged with home invasion and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon for an attack that involved using a handheld dumbbell, Cook County sheriff's police said Thursday.

Bond for Nicholas Ungureanu, of the 2000 block of Touhy Avenue, was set at $225,000 Thursday morning at the Cook County courthouse in Rolling Meadows.

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect, identified as Brian Fogell, 20.

Around 4:50 p.m. Monday, two men entered a mobile home in the 2300 block of East Oakton in unincorporated Cook County and chased a 20-year-old man into his bedroom, police said.

The suspects then punched the victim and hit him twice with the dumbbell, and left in an unknown vehicle, police said.

The victim, who knew the offenders, was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for nonlife threatening injuries and released, police said.

Des Plaines Police arrested Ungureanu at his home just before 6 p.m. Monday and turned him over to the Cook County sheriff's police detectives.

Ungureanu's next court date is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 19.

Anyone with information about Fogell's whereabouts should call sheriff's police at (708) 865-4896.

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