Lockport man attacks sleeping boy with shovel in Lemont
LEMONT – A 10-year-old boy living in unincorporated Lemont was beaten with a shovel while he slept during the early morning hours of July 6, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Nathan Hiatt, 29, of Lockport, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery for allegedly beating the boy. His bond was set at $250,000 during his court appearance July 7. As of the afternoon of July 8, he remained in custody at Cook County Jail in lieu of posting bail.
Cook County Sheriff’s Police received a call about 1 a.m. July 6 reporting that Hiatt struck the boy with a metal fireplace shovel while the child slept in a home in the 15100 block of 131st Street.
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