ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A St. Charles man, charged with six felonies in separate filings in connection with possessing explosives and property damage, and misdemeanor charges of shooting an air rifle, is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.
Eric C. Eggers, 22, of the 1800 block of Lucylle Court, St. Charles appeared briefly Friday before Kane County Circuit Judge Joseph Grady for a continuance to set a date for a preliminary hearing on both criminal complaints.
Eggers is charged in St. Charles with two counts of possessing explosive or incendiary devices – a Molotov cocktail – and that he “intended to use such explosive to commit a felony,” according to the charging documents and Geneva police reports.
Possession of explosives is the most serious charge, a Class 1 felony punishable by four to 15 years in prison and fines up to $25,000 on each count, if convicted.
Eggers is charged in Geneva with shooting pellets from an air gun at a residence and vehicles on Lencioni Court, including an incidence where a pellet came close to striking a woman in the face, according to police reports.
In all, Eggers is charged with six felonies and eight misdemeanors stemming from incidents that occurred on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15, according to court records and Geneva police reports.
In Geneva reports and according to a St. Charles officer’s affidavit in an unsealed search warrant, Eggers admitted to shooting the air rifle “in retribution for a bad drug deal.”
Shortly before noon on Oct. 15, a victim on Lencioni Court called police to report someone in a black four-door vehicle drove through the subdivision’s parking lot and yelled out the window, “Your son has 20 hours to live before I kill him,” Geneva reports stated.
The Kane County Chronicle has filed Freedom of Information Act requests for St. Charles police reports regarding Eggers.