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Crime & Courts

Bond set at $25K for Chicago man accused of beating brother in DeKalb

Anthony D. Derrington, 35, of Chicago
Anthony D. Derrington, 35, of Chicago

SYCAMORE – A Chicago man accused of bloodying his brother with a bottle and a knife in a DeKalb apartment is being held in the DeKalb County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Anthony D. Derrington, 35, of the 3100 block of West 71st Street, has been charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and domestic battery. If convicted of the most serious charge, aggravated domestic battery, he could spend three to seven years in prison; if he does prison time, he’ll also get four years of parole thereafter.

Police said in court records that they responded about 6 p.m. Thursday to an apartment in the 800 block of Crane Drive, where witnesses said Derrington cracked a glass bottle over his brother’s head and slashed him multiple times with a kitchen knife.

The victim needed stitches to close the wound on his head, and when police spoke with Derrington, he took a kitchen knife out of his pocket and laid it on the table, the records said.

Assistant State’s Attorney Stephen Harrell asked that Derrington’s bond be set at $50,000, but DeKalb County Judge Philip Montgomery set it at $25,000, seeing as how Derrington said he could come up with only $500 – “if necessary.”

Montgomery said Derrington has failed to appear in court 10 times in the past, and that he’s got three domestic battery convictions and five total felony convictions.

If Derrington posts $2,500 bail to be released, he’ll be placed on electronic home monitoring. He is due back in court at 9 a.m. March 1.

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