Kane Jail Inmate Charged With Possessing Shank

Kane Jail Inmate Charged With Possessing Shank

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon has charged 36-year-old Michael A. Villagran with the offenses of possessing a weapon in a penal institution, a Class 1 felony, and unlawful use of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor.

Michael A. Villagran

Kane County prosecutors allege that on July 1, 2020, Villagran, a detainee at the Kane County jail, possessed a 6- to 7-inch metal shank with a sharpened point.

Villagran appeared July 9, 2020, in Kane County bond court. Kane County Judge Michael Noland set Villagran’s bail at $200,000, with 10 percent ($20,000) to apply for bond.

Noland set Villagran’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. July 15, 2020, in Courtroom 311 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Villagran are not proof of guilt. Villagran is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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

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