Suspect in Lemont shovel attack pleads not guilty
LEMONT – Nathan Hiatt, the man accused of attacking a Lemont boy with a shovel in July, entered a plea of not guilty during his arraignment on Aug. 15, according to records from the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
Hiatt is being charged with aggravated battery and use of deadly weapon. His next court date is on Sept. 26 at the Bridgeview Court House.
According to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Hiatt allegedly beat a 10-year-old boy with a shovel while he slept during the early morning hours of July 6 in unincorporated Cook County near Lemont.
Both the boy and his father, who attempted to shield the boy from the blows, were taken to the hospital and later released, according to the report.
Sheriff’s police were given a description of the offender, which matched that of Hiatt, and located him in the yard, the release said.