A Batavia man has been sentenced to prison for forcing his way into someone’s home and starting an early-morning fight last year.
Kane County Associate Judge Kathryn D. Karayannis on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, sentenced 39-year-old Christopher J. Turecek to 7½ years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A Kane County jury on July 16, 2019, found Turecek guilty of the offenses of:
- Home invasion, Class X felony
- Aggravated battery, Class 3 felony
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Vincent Coyle and Christopher McCall presented evidence that early the morning of Sept. 3, 2018, Turecek went to the victim’s home on Brandywine Circle in Batavia and entered the home uninvited.
Turecek and the victim briefly argued before Turecek left.
Around 4 a.m. Turecek returned, forced his way into the home and beat up the victim. The victim and another person in the home subdued Turecek and held him down until police arrived and placed him under arrest.
According to Illinois law, Turecek is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for 410 days served in the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said breaking into someone’s home in the middle of the night “is both criminal and stupid.”
“Mr. Turecek is lucky to be alive. I’m glad the homeowners showed restraint and this situation didn’t escalate further,” he said.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release