Crime & Courts

Hebron man intentionally crashed into woman's car, police say

Donald Johnson, 24, of the 1800 block of Leatherleaf Trail, HebronDonald Johnson
Donald Johnson, 24, of the 1800 block of Leatherleaf Trail, HebronDonald Johnson

A 24-year-old Hebron man remained at the McHenry County Jail on Friday afternoon after police said he intentionally crashed his vehicle into a woman’s vehicle, sending her to the hospital.

Donald Johnson, 24, of the 1800 block of Leatherleaf Trail, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a felony typically punishable by as many as 10 years in prison.

Officers with the Hebron Police Department arrested Johnson on March 9, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.

Johnson’s attorney, McHenry County Assistant Public Defender Richard Behof, recently was appointed to the case and said he didn’t have enough information Friday to comment.

The woman was taken to Mercy Harvard Hospital after the crash, the complaint stated. Her condition was not immediately available.

A McHenry County judge granted an order of protection Thursday barring Johnson from having contact with the woman. The alleged victim wrote in her petition for the order of protection that Johnson previously threatened her on multiple occasions, including two days before the crash.

On March 9, the woman was bringing her children to stay with someone whom both she and Johnson knew, according to the complaint. When she ignored Johnson’s attempts to talk to her, he accelerated and crashed into the back of her vehicle while she was inside of it, the complaint stated.

Hebron police declined to comment, citing an ongoing investigation.

Johnson would need to post $2,000 bail to be released. He’s due back in court April 1.

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