DeKALB – An 18-year-old DeKalb man accused of beating a boy Sunday afternoon at Corn Fest remained in DeKalb County Jail on Tuesday, unable to post 10 percent of his $15,000 bond.
Jason Matherly, of the 1300 block of Vienna Boulevard, was charged with aggravated battery, mob action, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He and a 15-year-old Sycamore boy were charged in connection with a fight that left a boy barely conscious about 4:40 p.m. Sunday, according to court records. Corn Fest participants alerted a police officer to the fight in the 200 block of North Third Street, and described the perpetrators, court records show. Officers found the suspects nearby in the 500 block of Oak Street.
DeKalb paramedics took the victim to Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.
If Matherly is convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated battery, he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison. He is next due in court Thursday.