First court date Thursday for man tied to Sleepy Hollow attack

  • Police investigate at the house in Sleepy Hollow where two teenagers were stabbed on Monday. A man is in custody, but charges have not been filed.

      Police investigate at the house in Sleepy Hollow where two teenagers were stabbed on Monday. A man is in custody, but charges have not been filed. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 

A Sleepy Hollow man will be in bond court Thursday morning to face charges related to an attack on two of his neighbors.

The Kane County state's attorney's office announced the appearance late Wednesday afternoon. It did not specify what the man will be charged with, and no charges are listed on the Kane County circuit court clerk's website. A suspect has been held at the Kane County jail since 1 a.m. Tuesday.

It is the Daily Herald's general policy not to name suspects until they have been charged.

Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon and Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Linane plan to have a news conference after the bond hearing at Kane County Judicial Center in St. Charles Township.

According to Sleepy Hollow police, the 32-year-old suspect, who lives on the 900 block of Saratoga Parkway, entered a neighbor's house through an unlocked door early Monday afternoon. He stabbed and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman, and when her 17-year-old brother intervened, the man stabbed him, according to police.

The man left, and the two managed to get to a neighbor's house for help.

The man ran to another house nearby. A woman there told the Daily Herald that a man held her at knife point and tried to get her to leave with him in a car, and she refused. The man then ran off, twice yelling that he was insane, the woman said.

Police said they found him at Carrington Drive and Randall Road, subdued him with an electric stun device and arrested him. Linane said the man was carrying two "butcher" knives.

Authorities had said Monday the teens who were attacked had suffered "substantial injuries" and were hospitalized. A spokesman for the state's attorney's office declined to provide their medical conditions Thursday.

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