Crime & Courts

Police: Man accused of Sleepy Hollow stabbings attacked fellow inmate with sharpened pencils

Fabian Torres indicted after allegedly attacking teens with butcher knives in April

Fabian Torres, 32, of Sleepy Hollow
Fabian Torres, 32, of Sleepy Hollow

A Sleepy Hollow man accused of attacking his teenage neighbors with butcher knives is facing an additional charge after police said he stabbed a fellow inmate in the face with sharpened pencils, according to court documents.

Fabian J. Torres, 32, has been indicted on a variety of attempted murder, home invasion, restraint, weapons and sex assault charges. The grand jury, which has the ability to officially indict a person on the charges filed against them, issued a 26-count indictment against Torres.

A preliminary case hearing was held Wednesday and his arraignment hearing is scheduled for July 11, according to court documents.

Police also have charged the man with aggravated battery stemming from a May 3 incident where he allegedly stabbed a fellow inmate with sharpened pencils, according to court documents.

Torres stabbed detainee Christopher Carrillo in the face, cutting his cheek about an inch under his eye, documents show.

Carrillo has been held at the jail since April 1. He allegedly was involved in an Aurora hit-and-run crash that injured a man and killed an 8-year-old, according to a news release from Aurora police.

Torres has been in custody since April 8. He is accused of entering a home in his neighborhood and attacking a 17-year-old boy and the boy’s 19-year-old sister. Torres allegedly sexually assaulted the woman and stabbed both of the teens with butcher knives before fleeing to another house in the community, where he threatened its occupants.

The two teens were seriously injured but survived.

Police found Torres in West Dundee, near Carrington and Randall roads, and took him into custody shortly after the attacks.

Torres had been out on parole since Oct. 19, 2018, after serving time during a prison sentence for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a crowded Algonquin grocery store in 2011, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He was required to serve only 50% of the sentence, however, and received credit for more than two years he’d already spent awaiting trial at the McHenry County Jail on a $2 million bond.

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