Ramon Rangel
Ramon Rangel

SYCAMORE – police say a Sycamore man tried to run a vehicle driven by a teenager off the road before punching the teenager in the face.

Ramon Rangel III, 42, of the
700 block of Edward Street, was charged with aggravated battery and reckless driving after police arrested him at his home Tuesday. Rangel is out of jail after posting bail.

According to court documents, the victim, who is 17, and another boy drove past Rangel’s home to see if property belonging to the second boy’s girlfriend was out front.

Rangel allegedly saw this and began to follow the two in his silver Cadillac Escalade, according to court documents, and tried to run the vehicle off the road.

The victim told police he pulled into the Hy-Vee gas station in the 2700 block of DeKalb Avenue, exited his vehicle and asked Rangel why he was running him off the road, according to court documents.

Rangel punched the victim and threw him to the ground, according to court documents, and the victim said he was knocked unconscious.

Sycamore police responded to a report of a fight in progress at 8:41 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release.

The victim had cuts on his arms and requested an ambulance, according to court documents. He later was diagnosed with a concussion, according to court records.

Rangel later was found at his home, where he was arrested, according to the release. He since has been released from jail.

If convicted of the more serious charge of aggravated battery, Rangel could face up to five years in prison.

In court Thursday, Judge Robbin Stuckert denied Rangel’s request for a public defender. Rangel next is due in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 3.

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