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Man charged with beating father, brother in Glen Ellyn

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A west suburban man has been charged with beating his brother and father early Tuesday in Glen Ellyn.

Charles Mitchell, 26, was charged with one count of attempted murder and two counts of domestic battery, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office. He was ordered held Thursday on a $1 million bond.

About 1:19 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a call of domestic violence at a hotel room that Mitchell shared with his brother and 61-year-old father in the 600 block of Roosevelt Road in Glen Ellyn, prosecutors said. Investigators believe Mitchell hit his brother in the head during a fight, before hitting and kicking his father.

The father suffered multiple head injuries and was taken to a hospital in serious condition, prosecutors said.

“Domestic violence is traditionally thought of as spousal abuse,” State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said. “The allegations in this case however, that Mr. Mitchell beat his brother and father, clearly demonstrate that domestic violence can take many forms and can cause severe, if not irreparable, damage.”

Mitchell is next scheduled to appear in court July 5.

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