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Police: Man bitten in face during fight

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
David A. Mendez

SYCAMORE – Two DeKalb residents are facing felony charges after they allegedly attacked three people, include one who was bitten on the cheek, in a DeKalb Park.

David A. Mendez, 36, of the 100 block of Heatherfield Lane, plans to ask a judge to reduce his $38,000 bond Wednesday. Mendez, and Heather Mendez, 33, of the same address, were charged with aggravated battery, a felony typically punishable by up to five years in prison.

David Mendez also was arrested Saturday on two warrants alleging he failed to appear in court in connection with charges of driving without a license and domestic battery. Heather Mendez was arrested on an unrelated warrant May 19, authorities said. She posted bond for $1,000 and was released the next day.

On May 19, Heather Mendez brought David Mendez to Barbland Park, 918 E. Garden St., DeKalb, after she got into a verbal confrontation with some people playing basketball there, authorities said.

David Mendez demanded an apology from a man involved, grabbed him by the neck and pushed him, authorities said.

A second man tried to intervene, but David Mendez punched him in the face and bit his cheek, authorities said. A third person tried to intervene, but Heather Mendez punched the person in the face, police said.

Both left the scene before the police could find them.

Heather Mendez is next due in court June 18.

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