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Man jailed for beating girlfriend, cops in Naperville

A 24-year-old ex-convict is serving a two-week sentence in DuPage County Jail, after being convicted of beating his girlfriend and police officers last fall on a downtown Naperville street corner.

Joliet resident Michael S. McCarty was found guilty of charges of domestic battery, battery and resisting or obstructing a police officer in the Oct. 13 attacks near Jackson Avenue and Washington Street, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.

Judge John T. Elsner on May 20 convicted McCarty and sentenced him to 14 days in jail, court records indicated. McCarty began serving the jail term on July 12, court and jail records showed.

Elsner also ordered McCarty to serve 10 days in the Sheriff’s Work Alternative Program, or SWAP, according to records. The judge also ordered McCarty to undergo counseling and placed him on two years of probation, records indicated.

Two other counts of battery and companion charges of weapons possession, criminal trespass to property and criminal damage to property were dismissed in the case, records showed.

Police were called about 11:25 p.m. that day to the intersection, in the heart of downtown Naperville’s restaurant, bar and nightclub district.

Sgt. Lou Cammiso said McCarty “was drunk, and fought with and battered his girlfriend on the corner of Jackson and Washington.”

McCarty also struggled with and struck two of the police officers who responded to the scene.

Neither McCarty’s girlfriend nor the officers were seriously injured in the incident.

An examination of records on file in Will County Circuit Court in Joliet revealed McCarty was arrested four times between July 2007 and July 2010 in separate, misdemeanor cases of possession of 10 to 30 grams of marijuana, resisting police, battery and harassment by electronic communication device. He served 30 days in Will County Jail on the battery charge and two days in jail in the police resistance case, and was placed on supervision or conditional discharge in all four matters, records indicated.

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