SYCAMORE – A 26-year-old Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park resident accused of punching out another resident Saturday requested a psychologist during his court appearance Monday.
Brendan Elliott, of the 900 block of East State Street in Sycamore, was charged with aggravated battery and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after police said he knocked a man unconscious for a couple of minutes. When the two men he was fighting told him police were on their way, Elliott tossed a drug pipe to the ground and continued fighting, court records show.
After police arrived Saturday night, Elliott knocked the man to the ground in front of the officers, court records show. Elliott later slammed his own face into the metal barrier inside the squad car, breaking his nose and sinus cavity, court records show.
During his first court appearance Monday, Elliott shook his head and said “kind of, kind of, kind of,” when Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert asked if he understood the charges. Shortly after, he said: “I need to talk to a psychologist.”
A woman claiming to be Elliott’s girlfriend told Stuckert that the other two men, not Elliott, were the aggressors.
Stuckert appointed a public defender to represent Elliott, who is next due in court Wednesday. During the incident, he was out on bond in a pending case alleging criminal trespass to land.
If convicted of the most serious charge he faces, aggravated battery, Elliott could be sentenced to between two and five years in prison. He remained in DeKalb County Jail Monday evening, unable to post 10 percent of his $75,000 bond.