Two males from Elgin and Rockford have been charged with battery after they dragged one other man with their automotive after a drug deal Saturday night time in Streamwood, prosecutors stated.
The Streamwood man, who was dragged for about one-third of a mile, suffered facial fractures, a spinal fracture and a shattered pelvis, and his ft have been lacking a lot of the pores and skin, in response to Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Katherine Bird. He stays at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
Charged within the case have been Ryan Shelton, 23, of Elgin and Terievis Norman, 23, of Rockford. Shelton was ordered held on $200,000 bail, and Norman was ordered held on $350,000 bail.
"If the circumstances were a little bit different, this could well be a homicide case," Cook County Judge Marc Martin stated throughout Thursday's listening to.
Prosecutors say Shelton organized to buy marijuana from the Streamwood man, who initially didn't know the defendants. When Shelton and Norman arrived on the man's home, he acknowledged them as highschool classmates, Bird stated.
The Streamwood man handed over the marijuana. Shelton, who was within the passenger's seat, provided him cash, nevertheless it wasn't the quantity they agreed upon, Bird stated. When the Streamwood man reached in to retrieve the marijuana, Norman drove away, Bird stated.
By intuition, the Streamwood man grabbed Shelton's shirt and was dragged, she stated. The man struck a number of automobiles, misplaced consciousness and fell to the bottom, the place a passer-by found him and referred to as 911, Bird stated.
Police recovered rubber from the Streamwood man's sandals and famous scuff marks the place his physique struck the opposite automobiles, Bird stated.
Shelton and Norman might resist 5 years in jail if convicted. Probation can also be an choice.
They subsequent seem in courtroom Sept. 6.