Algonquin Man Charged With Attempted First Degree Murder

Algonquin Man Charged With Attempted First Degree Murder

An Algonquin man charged with first degree murder and other crimes was taken into custody Wednesday through the efforts of the village of Algonquin Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force.

According to an Algonquin Police Department news release, Alvin W. Thompson, 40, has been charged with one count of Attempted First Degree Murder, one count of Aggravated Domestic Battery-Strangulation, one count of Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon, one count of Possession of Ammunition without a FOID, and two counts of Domestic Battery.

Thompson is awaiting transport to the Kane County Correctional Center.

The charges against Thompson are in relation to an incident that occurred at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, when Thompson reportedly struck and strangled his ex-girlfriend during a domestic disturbance that occurred in the 1600 block of Southridge Trail, Algonquin.

Thompson was also reported to have been armed with a handgun, which he attempted to discharge at the victim during the incident.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident, and Thompson had fled the scene prior to the notification of the Algonquin Police Department.

The Algonquin Police Department was assisted by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Apprehension Task Force, who were able to locate and apprehend Thompson.

The charges against Thompson are not proof of guilt. He 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.

SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release