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updated: 5/2/2013 9:27 PM

Seyller posts bond after judge lowers bail

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Bail was reduced Thursday for an East Dundee police sergeant facing a misdemeanor battery charge and a felony weapons charge.

Kane County Judge John Barsanti reduced Sgt. Michael Seyller's bail from $100,000 to $25,000. He also ordered Seyller to wear an alcohol monitor, and to avoid contacting the woman he is accused of battering.

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Seyller, 39, of Carpentersville, is on paid administrative leave from the police department. He posted bond and was released later in the day.

He was accused of hitting a woman he knows, at 12:53 a.m. April 24 on the 6500 block of Pine Hollow Drive in Carpentersville. The woman told Carpentersville police Seyller slapped her in the head and face during an argument. She sustained a bloody nose and a bump on her head.

Seyller was arrested at the woman's home in Algonquin.

In the weapons case, Seyller is accused of carrying a loaded shotgun, while intoxicated, on a Carpentersville sidewalk April 6, according to police.

At that time, he was already on paid leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into unspecified off-duty contact. Seyller joined the department in 1999.

On April 23, Adams County, Wis., officials charged Seyller with felony substantial battery, related to a March 1 bar fight in which he broke another man's nose and knocked out two front teeth, according to the Adams County District Attorney's Office.

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