Recent Parolee Suspected in Elgin Attack

Arrested a few blocks away from crime scene

By Matt Bartosik
|  Friday, Aug 20, 2010  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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Recent Parolee Suspected in Elgin Attack

Elgin Police Department

Byron Broger is facing two counts each of home invasion and aggravated battery.

Elgin police have arrested a 26-year-old recent parolee whom they believe is responsible for Wednesday's attack on two mentally handicapped women in their home.

Police found Byron Broger at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in an Elgin apartment mere blocks away from where the assault occurred.

Broger faces two counts each of home invasion and aggravated battery, carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Bond has been set at $300,000.

"I'm proud of the manner in which the Elgin Police Department responded and investigated this crime, and by the very next day, took a dangerous individual off the street," Chief Jeffrey Swoboda said in a news release.

Broger was serving a 33-month sentence for attempted burglary when he was released from prison on parole less than a month ago.

Broger has been arrested more than 16 times, according to police, on charges that include assault and burglary.

Matt Bartosik is a Chicago native and a social media sovereign.

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