SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man accused of slashing the window screens of his Suburban Apartments neighbor with a sword and cutting a person’s hands in the process posted $5,000 bail and was released Monday morning.
Joseph R. Kremsreiter, 48, of the 1400 block of Twombly Road in DeKalb, is charged with aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon, criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property. If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated battery/use of a deadly weapon, he could face two to five years in prison.
Police said in court records that about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, four adults and an infant were in Kremsreiter’s next-door neighbor’s apartment when he walked in, was pushed out the front door and then banged on the door until a man opened it and he pushed past him and was again removed. The records show he went back to his apartment, fetched a sword and used it to cut two window screens leading into a bedroom, and that when a man tried to close the glass window, he was cut on both of his hands, requiring medical attention at a hospital.
On Saturday morning, Judge Philip Montgomery ordered bond be set at $50,000, and that if Kremsreiter posted $5,000 bail to be released, he may not have any contact with the neighbor, court records show.
Kremsreiter is due back in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 15.