Crime & Courts

Man struck by vehicle in Joliet: cops

Two men involved in altercation before the incident, police said.

A man was arrested after he struck another man with his vehicle during an altercation in Joliet, police said.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of South Richards Street for a report of a disturbance, Joliet police said in a news release.

Officers were able to determine that Alvin Butler, 29, of Lisle had dropped off a child at the residence but then “unlawfully entered the residence and began a disturbance and was told to leave,” police said.

Butler became involved in an altercation with the boyfriend of the child’s mother outside the residence and damaged an air conditioning unit in the process, police said

“Butler then entered his vehicle and accelerated towards the male adult victim, striking him with the vehicle,” police said.

Butler was on the scene when officers arrived and was arrested, police said.

Butler and the other man were both taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

After Butler’s release from the hospital, he was taken to the Will County jail on probable cause of aggravated battery, criminal trespass to a residence, criminal damage to property and reckless driving.

Court records show Butler was cited for reckless driving and that he was driving a white 2010 Nissan Sentra during the incident.

Butler’s bond was set at $15,000. He remained in the jail as of Monday afternoon.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News