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Crime & Courts

Police: Sycamore man intentionally drove into man walking

SYCAMORE – It didn’t take a Chicago man long to get up after a vehicle steered toward him in a business parking lot and struck him, sending him flying over the vehicle, court records show.

The man and his friends gave chase about 2 p.m. Tuesday, catching up with the driver, Oscar B. Nunez, 26, of Sycamore, and confronting him in front of a DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputy on Bethany Road east of Glidden Road outside DeKalb, according to court records.

The man who was struck in the parking lot in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb declined medical attention, and Nunez was charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving. Nunez told police he had an ongoing dispute with the Chicago man and decided to hit him with his vehicle after he saw him with a gun; business surveillance video did not show the victim with a gun in the parking lot that day, court records show.

Nunez remained in DeKalb County jail Thursday, unable to post 10 percent of his $75,000 bond. He is next due in court May 1. If convicted of the more serious charge, aggravated battery, Nunez could be sentenced to probation or up to five years in prison.

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