CLINTON — Two individuals each with a pending felony charge are each facing one additional felony charge and three felony misdemeanor charges stemming from a separate burglary and assault.
Dedric C. Sapp, 24, 826 Gateway, No. 6, and Dillon M. Huycke, 26, of Morrison, Illinois, are charged with second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor; fifth-degree criminal mischief, a simple misdemeanor; and assault, a simple misdemeanor.
Attorney Les Blair was appointed to represent Sapp. Attorney John Kies was appointed to represent Huycke. A preliminary hearing for Huycke is set for 8:30 a.m. March 9. A preliminary hearing for Sapp is set for 8:30 a.m. March 16.
District Associate Judge Phillip Tabor on Thursday ordered Sapp to be released under the supervision of the Seventh Judicial District Department of Correctional Services on terms set by the supervising officer. Sapp was ordered to immediately report to the local probation office upon release. Sapp was ordered to report by 10 a.m. the next business day if the probation office was closed at the time of release. Sapp was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.
District Court Judge Mark Lawson on Friday ordered Huycke's bond remain as previously set at $15,000, cash only.
Sapp and Huycke are both charged in a separate case with willful injury causing serious injury, a Class C felony. Sapp's final pretrial conferences are set for 10 a.m. May 3. A jury trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 14. Huycke's pretrial conference is set for 10:15 a.m. March 15.
According to the affidavit, at 2 p.m. May 12, a male told police he was assaulted while across the street from his residence in Clinton while talking with a neighbor. Sapp allegedly ran past the alleged victim and knocked the hat he was wearing off his head. Huycke then allegedly punched him in his right ear. The alleged victim said either Huycke or Sapp mentioned his ex-girlfriend when they allegedly assaulted the male. The alleged victim ran to his mother's apartment where she told him to lock the door and call the police. The alleged victim told police he had known Sapp since he was 12-13 years old. The alleged victim knew Huycke from his Facebook profile. He looked him up approximately two weeks prior to the incident due to his ex-girlfriend telling him she was having relations with Huycke.
The affidavit states the alleged victim told police around midnight on May 12, he heard loud whispering outside the residence. The alleged victim looked out a window and saw Huycke and Sapp on the stoop leading to the stairs for his and his mother's apartments. The alleged victim saw Huycke pick up his son's bat, which was lying outside by the stoop. Huycke allegedly used the bat to smash out the window to the locked door, reached through the broken glass and opened it. Damage to the door was approximately $105.
The affidavit continues the alleged victim stated Huycke and Sapp entered the private stairwell leading to the apartments without permission. The alleged victim called 911. The alleged victim said he could hear the apartment door handles being rattled by Huycke and Sapp as they attempted to open each door. The alleged victim said he heard the footsteps of Huycke and Sapp as they went down the stairs and exited the building. The alleged victim watched both Huycke and Sapp get into a vehicle described as a white Buick Enclave. They left the area prior to officers arriving on scene.
The affidavit states on May 13 the alleged victim reported to police he was again assaulted by Huycke and Sapp outside his apartment building. The alleged victim said at approximately 2 a.m. May 13, he went outside and smoked a couple cigarettes. The alleged victim's downstairs neighbor returned home at approximately 2:30 a.m. and the two talked about the earlier events involving Huycke and Sapp. A male wearing a hooded sweatshirt approached them. The alleged victim said the male in the hooded sweatshirt was Huycke.
The affidavit continues the alleged victim said Huycke pulled a revolver from his waistband and pointed the gun at his head. Huycke allegedly then pulled the hammer back and the alleged victim took off running. The alleged victim said while running away he felt something hit him in the right shoulder. He turned back as he ran and allegedly saw Sapp chasing him with a bat in his hands. The alleged victim had an injury to his right shoulder area that looked consistent with being struck by a baseball bat. The injury was photographed by police.
The affidavit states the alleged victim's neighbor told police in a recorded interview that when he arrived home on May 13 he spoke with the alleged victim outside of the apartment building. The neighbor said he saw the windowpane was broken out of the door leading to the alleged victim's apartment and glass was lying everywhere. The alleged victim's neighbor said a male, whom he later learned was Huycke, came from around the bush by the side of the house and confronted the alleged victim. Huycke allegedly pulled a pistol from his waistband and pointed the gun at the alleged victim, who took off running. The neighbor said the alleged victim ran around the corner of the house. Huycke briefly chased the alleged victim and then stopped.
The affidavit continues the neighbor said Huycke stopped at the corner of the house. He then allegedly turned back towards the neighbor and pointed the gun being held at him. The neighbor said he raised his hands in the air. Huycke took off running towards the opposite side of the building where the alleged victim ran.