A Chicago Heights man pleaded not guilty Monday in a McHenry County courtroom to charges alleging he stabbed a woman in the leg.
Antonio J. Goldaracena, 35, of the 1100 block of Wallace Court, is charged with two counts of class 3 felony aggravated battery, two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and one count of class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance, according to an indictment filed in the McHenry County courthouse.
On Dec. 26, authorities said Goldaracena stabbed the woman, “a family household member,” in the upper leg causing a laceration which required four to five staples to close, according to the indictment.
He also is accused of possessing less than a gram of cocaine, according to the criminal complaint.
If convicted on the possession charge, Goldaracena is eligible for extended sentencing due to a prior conviction, for which he could be sentenced to between three to six years in prison, according to the indictment.
If convicted on the felony aggravated battery charges, Goldaracena faces two to five years in prison.
He is due back in court March 28.
Source: The Daily Chronicle