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updated: 4/24/2013 5:56 PM

E. Dundee cop facing weapons charge now accused of domestic battery

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  • Sgt. Michael Seyller

    Sgt. Michael Seyller


An East Dundee police sergeant already facing a felony weapons charge is now accused of domestic battery, police said.

Sgt. Michael Seyller, 39, who is on paid administrative leave from the department, was charged Wednesday with hitting a woman he knows, Carpentersville Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said.

He said police met with the woman at 12:53 a.m. Wednesday on the 6500 block of Pine Hollow Drive in Carpentersville. She told them Seyller slapped her in the head and face several times during an argument.

She sustained a bloody nose and a bump on her head and was later taken to Sherman Hospital in Elgin, where she was treated for minor injuries and released, Bosshart said.

Police later found Seyller at the woman's home in Algonquin, and arrested him there, Bosshart said.

His bail was set Wednesday morning at $100,000, which means he needs $10,000 to get out of jail while his case moves through the courts. As of Wednesday afternoon, he remained in jail.

Seyller's attorney, Donald Tegeler, said he is aware of the new charges and will be in court Thursday morning in relation to both cases. He would not comment further.

Seyller's original brush with the law occurred April 9 when he turned himself in to Carpentersville police. They said he had carried a loaded shotgun, while drunk, on a Carpentersville sidewalk the previous Saturday.

Three officers took the shotgun away from him, and discovered it was loaded, Bosshart said. Seyller was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a firearm, and was ordered to turn over his firearms and his FOID card to the Carpentersville Police Department.

At the time of the weapons charge, Seyller already was on paid administrative leave from the East Dundee police department with no police authority, pending an investigation into unspecified off-duty conduct, East Dundee Police Chief Terry Mee said.

Mee would not say why, or how long Seyller had been on paid leave. Seyller joined the department in 1999 and made $84,762 last year. He is also injured and hasn't been medically cleared to work, Mee said.

Seyller is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on both cases. Meanwhile, his future with East Dundee remains in limbo.

"Developments pertaining to the prosecution of those criminal charges and his employment status are pending," Mee said.

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