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Crime & Courts

Man beat woman, then fought officers, police say

William C. Mulvaney, 37, of Sandwich
William C. Mulvaney, 37, of Sandwich

SYCAMORE – A Sandwich man was charged with battering a woman in public, and then fighting responding police officers Thursday in Sandwich, according to court documents.

William C. Mulvaney, 37, of the 800 block of Elm St., was charged with domestic battery, aggravated resisting arrest and aggravated battery to a police officer Friday in DeKalb County court.

If convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated battery to a police officer, he could face up to seven years in prison.

Police said that officers responded to a report of a man hitting at woman in the 700 block of East Railroad Street, where they found a woman with a bloody face and witnesses who said they saw Mulvaney strike her in the face, knocking her to the ground, according to court document.

When police tried to arrest Mulvaney, he punched and kicked police officers, injuring the neck of one, according to court documents.

DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Stephanie Klein asked that Mulvaney receive a bond because of the public nature of the crime, as well as be placed on electronic home monitoring, pretrial services and to have no contact with the woman he’s accused of striking.

Judge Robbin Stuckert of the 23rd Judicial Circuit ordered Mulvaney released on his signature and that he be placed on electronic home monitoring and pretrial supervision. He would he allowed to leave his home for work if he lets the sheriff’s office know his schedule.

Mulvaney’s next court date is Oct. 25 for a preliminary hearing.

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