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posted: 7/26/2013 4:42 PM

Police: Elgin man forced way into apartment, beat man with brick

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  • Kendale M. Baymon

    Kendale M. Baymon


A 24-year-old Elgin man is accused of forcing his way into an Elgin apartment, beating a man with a landscape brick and threatening others with a gun while trying to find the person dating his ex-girlfriend, police said.

Kendale M. Baymon, of the 200 block of Villa Street, is charged with two counts of felony home invasion and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, according to Kane County court records.

If convicted, Baymon faces six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.

He was arrested early Friday morning on the 0-99 block of South State Street in Elgin and is being held on $500,000 bail, meaning he must post $50,000 to be release from the Kane County jail while his case is pending.

Authorities were called at 3:18 a.m. Thursday to an apartment on the 300 block of Lilac Lane. The victims and witnesses told police that Baymon knocked on the door of the apartment, said he was a mutual friend of a person living there, then forced his way in through the front door.

Baymon struck a 27-year-old man with a broken landscape brick, creating a cut on his head that needed four stitches, police said. Baymon also threatened others with a gun, asking for the location of another man.

"Baymon and the intended victim were friends and Baymon went there to confront him because he is dating Baymon's ex-girlfriend," said Elgin Police Lt. Leigh Rawson. "Baymon did not locate the intended victim before being arrested."

Rawson said police did not recover a gun, but Baymon made "an admission" regarding his actions.

According to court records, Baymon was arrested and charged with felony domestic battery by Elgin police after a Sept. 29, 2009, instance in which he was accused of punching a woman. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, served 13 days in jail, got two years probation and a $1,950 fine, records show. Baymon also was arrested and charged with violation of an order of protection for texting and calling the same woman in February 2011. He was fined nearly $1,900 and put on GPS monitoring for six months,

Baymon is next due in court on Aug. 14.

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