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Torres gets in multiple altercations with Kane County Corrections staff, gets new charges

Numerous new charges have been filed against Fabian Torres, of Sleepy Hollow, after several altercations with Kane County corrections staff in September. Some of these led to minor injuries to officers.

Torres was charged with multiple counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, as well as several counts of resisting a police and peace officer.

Torres, 32, has been in custody since April 9 on several charges stemming from the stabbing and sexual assault of a 19-year-old woman and the stabbing of her brother during a home invasion in Sleepy Hollow.

The Kane County corrections staff turned Torres over to the Illinois Department of Corrections’ custody Sept. 20 for a parole violation, according to a news release.

Kane County Undersheriff Pat Gengler said the sheriff’s office contacted the Department of Corrections because it was “pretty clear” Torres was going to continue acting out.

He added that an inmate having this many incidents in such a short time frame is rare.

“We hope that when he gets back, he’ll behave,” Gengler said.

On Sept. 9, Torres attacked two officers with a shank made of small golf pencils held together by a sticker from a shampoo bottle.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Torres refused to be handcuffed in his cell and was pepper sprayed by officers. Torres struck one of the officers who entered the cell and eventually was subduded.

Torres again refused orders to be handcuffed Sept. 14, and started putting toilet paper over the windows of his cell. When the Kane County jail Corrections Response Team entered the cell, Torres punched one of the officers in the head. Torres was taken to the floor, shocked with a stun gun and handcuffed.

The next week, Sept. 16, Torres slammed the mattress in his cell against the window. He then requested that the Corrections Response Team come in and get him. Because of his “tendency to become combative,” according to the news release, the team removed the mattress and other items from the cell. Before the team entered, Torres attempted to barricade his door with his mattress, and wrapped himself in his suicide smock and blanket.

He first was pepper sprayed but refused to comply with officers’ orders. Torres then threw urine and feces toward the officers, although most of this was deflected by the stun shield. Two of the officers involved in the incident still were exposed to his bodily fluids.

During the last recorded incident, which took place Sept. 17, Torres asked for a cup of water. When an officer passed it through the feed slot of his cell, Torres produced a cup containing his urine that he had hidden under his suicide smock. Torres threw the contents of the cup at the officer. He requested again that the response team come get him.

The team fired several rounds from a pepper ball launcher into the cell at him.

Torres continued to refuse commands to be cuffed, telling officers he was going to throw more urine at them. He was then taken forcefully to the floor and handcuffed. This incident still is under review. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office anticipates additional charges stemming from this altercation, however.

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