Man charged in incident at party

Man charged in incident at party

URBANA — A Champaign man accused of hitting a man in the head, seriously injuring him, at a party in Champaign last month has been criminally charged.

Brandon Faust, 20, who listed an address in the 3900 block of Montrose Drive, was arraigned Tuesday for aggravated battery stemming from an incident that occurred July 13.

Assistant State's Attorney Tim Sullivan said Faust was at a home in the 900 block of South Third Street in Champaign about 3:50 a.m. that day when he allegedly hit a 20-year-old Burr Ridge man in the face, breaking bones in the man's face and knocking out three of his teeth. He then left the party.

The charge against him alleges that the victim sustained great bodily harm. The victim told police he has had one surgery and may require a second.

A Champaign police report said that Faust told police the man was acting obnoxiously and that he lost his patience with him.

Sullivan said since Faust turned himself in to police and admitted hitting the man, he was given a notice to appear in court Tuesday. He had been free prior to that.

Judge Richard Klaus said given the extent of the victim's injuries, he felt compelled to set a bond of $5,000, meaning that Faust had to go to jail. He was released later after posting $500 in cash. He's due back in court Oct. 8. Klaus also ordered Faust to have no contact with the alleged victim.

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