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Crime & Courts

Dekalb man charged with possession of ammunition after fight

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man faces weapons charges after police said he was involved in a fight that sent two people to the hospital.

Wykeem J. Pickens, 28, of the 1000 block of W. Hillcrest Drive, was charged with mob action, aggravated battery and unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon after police responded to reports of a fight at 3:09 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Blackhawk Road.

If convicted of the most serious charge of unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon, Pickens could face up to seven years in prison.

According to court records, one victim reported being punched in the face and another was hit with a silver and black handgun when they were involved in a fight with three other men. All three had punched the victims and kicked one of them down the stairs, according to court records.

Both victims were taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and needed stitches.

The victims were able to give descriptions to police, according to court records, and police were able to identify Pickens as one of the men. Police also reported he had blood on his hands and shirt when they found him, according to court records. He also was found with a loaded magazine with .40-caliber Smith and Wesson ammunition, according to court records.

Judge Phillip Montgomery ordered Pickens held on $100,000 bond and, should he come up with the $10,000 necessary to get out of jail, he would be placed on electronic home monitoring.

Pickens said in court he would be able to come up with the $10,000. He also planned on hiring a private attorney.

His next court date is Oct. 21.

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