Geneva man charged with beating, breaking acquaintance’s leg

Michael J. Conlee allegedly attacked the victim during an argument and threw him to the ground, the state’s attorney’s office said.

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Michael Conlee is accused of beating someone he knew during an argument Feb. 8, 2020, in Geneva.

Michael Conlee is accused of beating someone he knew during an argument Feb. 8, 2020, in Geneva.

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A 43-year-old man is accused of beating an acquaintance and breaking his leg during an argument this month in west suburban Geneva.

Michael J. Conlee faces a felony charge of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and a misdemeanor count of battery, the Kane County state’s attorney’s office said.

He allegedly got into an argument with the victim in the early morning Feb. 8, the state’s attorney’s office said. Conlee punched him, grabbed his throat and pushed him to the ground, breaking two bones in his leg.

Conlee turned himself in to police Wednesday and was ordered held on $5,000 bail, prosecutors said. He was released after posting bond and is due back in court March 17.

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