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4/25/2013 6:41:00 AM
Ottawa man accused of beating of mother

Tom Collins
NewsTribune Senior Reporter

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man already facing charges for beating his mother was indicted Tuesday with armed violence, a charge that would fetch at least 10 years in prison.

A La Salle County grand jury convened Tuesday and returned one count of armed violence against Nathan Hawk, 18, of 115 Watson Ave.

Hawk has been held on $1 million bond since March 15, the day Ottawa police responded to his residence and found his 50-year-old mother had sustained severe trauma from a beating. Hawk allegedly fought with the arriving officers and had to be subdued.

He initially was charged with three counts of aggravated battery — one each for the mother and two arresting officers — carrying a maximum 7 years in prison or some combination of probation and jail time. Now, he would face 10-30 years with no possibility of probation if convicted.

A courthouse source told the NewsTribune that Hawk, once an honors student at Ottawa Township High School, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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