Bond set for Wheaton man accused of shooting at cars

Bond was set at $750,000 Monday for a Wheaton man accused of shooting at vehicles outside his house.

Anthony Holland, 23, of the 1300 block of North Main Street, has been charged with one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm and one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, according to a DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office news release.   

 On July 22 at about 10:48 p.m., Wheaton police responded to a call of shots fired on the 1300 block of North Main Street. Upon their arrival, officers saw four vehicles parked in the area with apparent gunshot damage including broken windows, bullet holes in the body of vehicles and bullet holes through one vehicle’s rear license plate, according to the release.

An investigation into the matter alleges earlier that day, an individual known to the defendant had a physical altercation with another individual. The second individual and others allegedly went to Holland’s street where one member of the group allegedly broke the window of a parked car with a baseball bat. Upon hearing this disturbance, Holland allegedly exited his house and began shooting at the car as it fled the scene. Holland was arrested at his home July 23 without incident.

“It is alleged that in the late evening hours last Thursday night, the defendant demonstrated a blatant disregard of the law and public safety when he opened fire just outside his home,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in a statement. “This type of violent behavior that puts the public at risk will most certainly not be tolerated and will be met with the full force of the law. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed as a result of Mr. Holland’s alleged violent actions.”

Holland’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 23 for arraignment.