Elgin Man Faces at Least 6 Years for Domestic Attack

Elgin Man Faces at Least 6 Years for Domestic Attack

Patrick Carter, SAO

An Elgin man with a long criminal history has been convicted of multiple offenses stemming from a 2013 domestic attack.

Patrick A. Carter, 45, of the 1900 block of Matthew Court, Elgin, was convicted Friday by Circuit Judge John A. Barsanti of vehicular invasion, a Class 1 felony, aggravated battery to police officer, a Class 2 felony, aggravated battery in a public way, a Class 3 felony, aggravated resisting arrest, a Class 4 felony, and domestic battery.

Carter waived his right to a jury trial. Judge Barsanti heard the case over three days in May and June 2014.

At about 10 p.m. April 18, 2013, Carter attacked the mother of his children and her acquaintance as she was returning to her residence. With Carter hanging out of the front passenger door and continuing to batter the pair inside the car, the acquaintance drove to the Elgin Police Department. There, an Elgin police officer attempted to provide assistance. Carter grabbed the officer’s gun belt and then resisted another officer who was attempting to place Carter under arrest. One of the officers suffered a slight injury.

Judge Barsanti set Carter’s next court appearance for 1 p.m. Oct. 9, 2014, for motions and sentencing. Carter faces a sentence of between six and 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Carter faces an enhanced sentence because of his extensive criminal past. He has six prior felony convictions dating to the mid-1980s for offenses that include aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, domestic battery, aggravated fleeing and theft.

Carter remains in custody at the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest in lieu of $1 million bail.

The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Joseph Cullen and Reagan McGuire.


SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office press release