Police: Man battered his parents in Naperville home

Traffic was restricted near a Naperville school Friday as Will County sheriff's deputies took a 47-year-old man into custody after his parents told police he had battered them at their home.

Authorities said Erik Molter was charged with aggravated battery, unlawful restraint and domestic battery.

The sheriff's office was contacted by Naperville police after the couple, who live on the 10000 block of Helene Avenue, came to the police department to report that they had been battered by their son.

Deputies said initial reports indicated that Molter and his mother were arguing when he began to get physical with her. Molter's father then intervened and was battered and tied up by his son, authorities said.

The parents escaped and told authorities there were weapons inside the home and that Molter had mental health issues, authorities said.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the house, and as they were attempting to make content with Molter, a responding deputy saw him walking toward him outside and ordered him to get on the ground. Molter immediately complied and was taken into custody without incident, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities said Molter told deputies that he had been hiding in the back of the house near a pond.

Molter, who's being held in the Will County jail, will appear in bond court Saturday.

Molter's father was taken to Edward Hospital with bruising and a cut to his lip. Molter's mother suffered some bruising but stayed with police.

Police restricted travel around nearby Scullen Middle School Friday afternoon as sheriff's deputies responded.

Principal Leslie Mitchell, in a message posted on the school's website, said police asked the school at 2815 Mistflower Lane to dismiss bus riders first. Parents picking up students in cars were delayed until the buses had cleared the lot.

"Please know that all of our students are safe and there is no threat to any of our students or staff," Mitchell wrote. "We will update you as soon as we have more information. Thank you for your patience during our dismissal this afternoon."

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