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Carpentersville man charged with attempted murder

Hugo H. Mendoza-Cardenas, 35, of Carpentersville
Hugo H. Mendoza-Cardenas, 35, of Carpentersville

A Carpentersville man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing another man in the mouth on Sunday afternoon, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.

The man, 35-year-old Hugo H. Mendoza-Cardenas, was charged with attempted murder (Class X felony) as well as vehicular invasion and aggravated battery, according to the news release.

On Sunday, the victim was sitting in his car in the driveway of a home on Tulsa Avenue in Carpentersville when Mendoza-Cardenas allegedly approached the car and stabbed the victim in the mouth with a knife.

The two then struggled inside the vehicle for a while as Mendoza-Cardenas threatened the victim with the knife, according to the release.

The victim suffered additional cuts on both hands. He was treated at a local hospital and has since been released, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mendoza-Cardenas, who lives on the 100 block of Caddy Avenue in Carpentersville, reportedly knows the victim, but potential motives for the alleged stabbing have not yet been made public.

The Carpentersville Police Department conducted an investigation and arrested Mendoza-Cardenas. According to the news release, he appeared in Kane County bond court on Monday and his bail was set at $500,000.

Mendoza-Cardenas still is in custody at the Kane County jail. The judge scheduled his next hearing for 9 a.m. April 23 at the Kane County Judicial Center, according to the release.

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