Aurora man charged with attempted murder in hammer attack

Johnathan McDonald, 22, is charged with felony attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

SHARE Aurora man charged with attempted murder in hammer attack
A man allegedly shot and killed a 50-year-old man Aug. 26, 2022 on the Northwest Side.

An Aurora man has been charged with entering a persons home and striking them with a hammer.

Adobe Stock Photo

A man from suburban Aurora is accused of attacking a person with a hammer in their home last week.

Johnathan McDonald, 22, is charged with felony attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

On Nov. 20, McDonald allegedly entered the person’s home, struck them in the head with a hammer, demanded money and then strangled them, prosecutors said.

The person, who knew McDonald, lost consciousness several times during the attack, prosecutors said.

McDonald was ordered held on $250,000 bail and is due back in court Nov. 30.

The Latest
Police officers taking someone into custody were confronted by a group of people. Two people were taken into custody and a weapon was recovered, officials said.
Patrick Mahomes left no doubt as to whether he’ll play in Sunday’s Super Bowl, right high ankle sprain or not.
The city must keep moving forward with its initiatives in preventing the gun violence and healing those affected, especially those who reside in the 60624 ZIP code.
The Bulls have won three games in a row and four of their last five, but will any of that matter once the NBA trade deadline comes Thursday?
In the first 11 hours, the region had felt 13 significant aftershocks with a magnitude of at least 5. Aid, rescuers are rushing to Turkey and Syria from across the globe.