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Defense in Outriggers Assault Case Files 'Material' Against Victim

A Mokena man accused of assaulting a Tinley Park restaurant manager has claimed self defense and his attorney submitted material against the alleged victim Thursday, Aug. 30 to be reviewed by prosecutors and the judge in the case.

The felony battery case involving a Mokena man accused of assaulting a Tinley Park restaurant manager and breaking his ribs is moving forward.

During an Aug. 30 hearing in Cook County Judge Colleen Ann Hyland's Bridgeview courtroom, attorneys for Donovan Campbell, 42, filed a motion to "admit material against the complaining witness," said Dennis F. Dwyer.

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Dwyer was not immediately available to elaborate on the motion, but said in previous hearings that Campbell is claiming self-defense for his role in .

Authorities say the altercation began when Campbell became upset over his bill at . Donovan slapped the manager in the face and punched his chest when asked to leave, police said. Witnesses told police that Campbell then put the 55-year-old manager in a choke hold and wrestled him to the ground. Restaurant employees eventually freed their boss and restrained Campbell until police arrived.

The manager was taken to Palos Community Hospital complaining of chest pains and later transferred to Christ Medical Center. He suffered eight broken ribs and a collapsed lung, police said.

Campbell, who is out on bond, remained quiet during Thursday's hearing, wearing a dark green suit and carrying a brown accordion file folder.

Prosecutors acknowledged receipt of Dwyer's motion and the judge asked that the state file a written response to the motion by the next court date, which has been set for Oct. 10.

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Harry Callahan August 31, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Yes can anyone give a better description of this guy,and is this the same incident that this guy was in there with his wife and young kid,the reason I;m asking is that I am seeing more of these incidents of conflict taking place .
BattleMedic August 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I can't believe this Judge even allowed this case to be filed. This is truly what is wrong with our country right now. This guy beats the heck out of a 55yo man because he's too irresponsible to know how much he spent and he turns around and sues. It's such BS...it's like those people that sue Doctors because they were warned that "this could happen and that could happen.'' Then it does and they STILL sue. It just tarnishes legitimate cases. I hope no one is fooled by his act.
frank September 01, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I saw Judge Hyland's name on this case and immediately thought of another case with questionable results. This one should be interesting also. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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