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Elgin man faces 6 years in prison for domestic attack

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An Elgin man with a long criminal history faces at least six years in prison after he was convicted of multiple offenses stemming from a 2013 domestic attack.

Patrick A. Carter, 45, of the 1900 block of Matthew Court, was convicted Friday in the courtroom of Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti of vehicular invasion, a Class 1 felony, aggravated battery to police officer, a Class 2 felony, aggravated battery in a public way, a Class 3 felony, aggravated resisting arrest, a Class 4 felony and domestic battery.

At 10 p.m. April 18, 2013, Carter attacked the mother of his children and her acquaintance as she was returning to her home, prosecutors said. With Carter hanging out of the front passenger door and continuing to batter the pair inside the car, the acquaintance drove to the Elgin Police Department. There, an Elgin police officer attempted to help, and Carter grabbed the officer's gun belt and then resisted another officer who was attempting to arrest Carter.

Carter waived his right to a jury trial. Judge Barsanti heard the case over three days in May and June.

Judge Barsanti set Carter's next court appearance for 1 p.m. Oct. 9, for motions and sentencing. Carter faces a sentence of between six and 30 years.

He faces a longer sentence because of his extensive criminal past, prosecutors said. He has six prior felony convictions dating to the mid-1980s for offenses that include aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, domestic battery, aggravated fleeing and theft.

Carter remains in custody at the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest in lieu of $1 million bail.

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