Kane jail inmate accused, again, of attacking guards

  • Fabian J. Torres

    Fabian J. Torres

Updated 9/26/2019 5:15 PM

A Sleepy Hollow man awaiting trial on charges of attempted murder, home invasion and sexual assault has been charged, again, with attacking guards at the Kane County jail.

Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain announced Thursday that Fabian Torres, 32, of the 900 block of Saratoga Parkway, refused to be handcuffed in his cell Sept. 12. Officers then pepper-sprayed him, but he still wouldn't submit to handcuffs. He was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.


On Sept. 14, according to Hain, Torres refused to be handcuffed, and began putting toilet paper over the windows of his cell. When a special-response team entered the cell, he punched one officer in the head, according to Hain. They stunned him with a Taser. He was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer and resisting a peace officer.

The latest charges come on the heels of those filed after a Sept. 9 attack, in which Torres allegedly cut two officers with a weapon made of small golf-style pencils held together by a sticker from a shampoo bottle. Torres was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, which carry a sentence of up to seven years in prison if convicted.

One officer sustained a small puncture wound to his face near his ear; the other had a cut on the bridge of his nose, authorities said. Both were treated by the jail staff.

And in May, he was accused of stabbing another inmate with a pencil.

The 2½-inch pencils, which are used to keep score in golf, are the only writing instruments the inmates are allowed to use.

Torres is awaiting an evaluation to see if he is fit to stand trial on charges that he entered a Sleepy Hollow house April 8, sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman and stabbed her 17-year-old brother when he tried to help his sister.

Torres is due to appear in court on that case Friday morning. He faces 74 to 245 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

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