Pre-Trial Release Denied for Two Men Accused of Beating a Man/Breaking into Naperville Apartment Unit
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~ Today, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced that Judge Anthony Coco granted the State's motion to deny pre-trial release for two Naperville men accused of beating a man outside a Naperville apartment complex and then breaking into an apartment at the complex.

Daggio Castillo, 22, and Jeremy Gundlach, 21, each appeared at First Appearance Court this morning charged with one count of Home Invasion (Class X Felony) and one count of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony).

On November 23, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers with the Naperville Police Department responded to an apartment complex located in the 1500 block of West Jefferson Avenue for a call of a potential home invasion. It is alleged that Castillo and Gundlach traveled from Maywood to the Naperville apartment complex to confront an individual they had been communicating with earlier in the evening. Upon their arrival, it is alleged that the men encountered an individual outside the complex and a physical altercation ensued during which the victim sustained a broken nose as well as fractures to other bones in his face. The men then allegedly broke into one of the apartment units by kicking down the door and made verbal threats to the occupant before fleeing the scene. Both men were taken into custody at the scene. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical attention and is expected to require surgery as a result of his injuries.

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State's Attorney Berlin expressed his disapproval for such senseless violence saying "The type of senseless, violent attack that sent an innocent man to the hospital with serious facial injuries, as alleged in this case, has no place in civilized society and will not be tolerated in DuPage County" He also thanked Assistant State's Attorneys Michael Paup and Michael McBride for their efforts in securing charges against Castillo and Gundlach as well as thanking Naperville Police Department for their prompt response and apprehension of both defendants.

Chief Arres echoed Berlin's sentiments saying "Violent acts like this have no place in our city, or any city for that matter" He also thanked State's Attorney Bob Berlin and his assistants who worked with them on this investigation.

The next court appearance for both men is scheduled for December 18th 2023 for arraignment in front of Judge Ann Celine O'Hallaren Walsh. It is important to note that these charges are only allegations against Castillo and Gundlach; they are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt by government prosecutors.

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