Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 43-year-old Michael J. Conlee with the offenses of:
- Aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony.
- Battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Kane County prosecutors allege that early the morning of Feb. 8, 2020, Conlee and the victim were at the witness’s home in Geneva when an argument started.
Conlee punched the victim in the face, then grabbed the victim by the throat and pushed him to the ground, causing two bones in his right leg to break.
A Kane County judge on Feb. 28, 2020, issued a warrant for Conlee’s arrest and set his bail at $5,000 with 10 percent ($500) to apply for bond.
Conlee surrendered the evening of Feb. 26 at the Geneva Police Department, posted the $500 bond and was released.
His initial court appearance is set for 9 a.m. March 17, 2020, in Courtroom 217 at the Kane County Judicial Center.
The charges against Conlee are not proof of guilt. Conlee is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Geneva Police Department conducted the investigation.
CREDIT: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release