Three charged in Glendale Hts. man’s beating

Three men have been charged with aggravated battery after a weekend fight at a party near West Chicago left a 19-year-old Glendale Heights man with a number of missing teeth, a broken jaw and an inability to eat solid food.

Christopher Phillips was at a co-worker’s home in an unincorporated area near West Chicago sometime after midnight Sunday when he was confronted by the boyfriend of a girl he was speaking to, his father, LaMonte, said Wednesday night.

LaMonte Phillips said his son was then struck from behind and then kicked while he was down.

Some of Phillips’ friends rushed him to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove with a broken jaw and five missing teeth, while DuPage County sheriff’s deputies placed one man under arrest. Two other suspects were arrested early this week, and all three men were charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, according to police.

Jake Randich, 18, and Tom Randich, 19, of Wayne remain at the DuPage County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail while Michael Mungovan, 19, of Bartlett was released after posting 10 percent of his $200,000 bail, according to the DuPage County sheriff’s office.

“This kid has endured seven hours of surgery in the emergency room at Good Samaritan Sunday morning, and Monday another five hours,” LaMonte Phillips said. “He can’t eat for the next six weeks at least; he’s got to sip through a straw.

“He’s taking time off work. He can hardly talk.”

Phillips, a student at College of DuPage, did not know the suspects before the attack but had seen them around and would consider them “friends of friends,” according to his father.

The DuPage County state’s attorney’s office told ABC 7 that additional charges are possible.

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Christopher Phillips, 19, of Glendale Heights was beaten at a West Chicago-area party on Sunday. Three teens were charged with aggravated battery.