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updated: 5/11/2013 3:20 PM

Bond set for two charged after knife fight in Elgin

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  • Reggie Cortez

    Reggie Cortez

  • Adan Sandoval

    Adan Sandoval


Two men charged in an early Friday morning knife fight in Elgin were transferred to Kane County jail Saturday after a judge set high bail amounts for both. A 14-year-old Elgin boy who is also a suspect remains in the Kane County Youth Detention Center.

Three people were hospitalized with stab wounds and other injuries inflicted with a baseball bat after the brawl on the first block of North Grove Avenue that occurred around 1 a.m. Friday.

Elgin police are asking witnesses who saw the attack and have pictures or video to contact the Gang Investigation Division at (847) 289-2646. Other options are to leave an anonymous message at (847) 695-4195 or text 847411 and include ELGINPD at the start of the text.

Adan Sandoval, 20, of the 400 block of S. Edison, Elgin, faces charges of armed violence, aggravated battery and mob action. His bail was set at $100,000 at a Saturday hearing in bond court. Reggie Cortez, 18, of the 900 block of Annandale, Elgin, was charged with aggravated battery and mob action. His bail was set at $50,000. The 14-year-old was charged with armed violence, aggravated battery and mob action.

The two men were initially held at the Elgin City Jail after police with the Gang Crimes Unit and Major Investigations Division brought them in for questioning Friday afternoon.

The next court date for Cortez is Monday.

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