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Crime & Courts

Bond set at $30K for DeKalb man accused of plotting to beat inmate

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge set bond at $30,000 for a DeKalb man accused of teaming up with another man to beat up a longtime local jail inmate.

Jordan C. Hopkins, 26, of the 300 block of Linden Place has been charged with aggravated battery and mob action. If convicted of aggravated battery, he could face two to five years in prison.

According to charges in court records, on Nov. 27, Hopkins and another man acted together to cut the neck, mouth and eye of Brendan G. Elliott.

The records don’t specify where that alleged attack occurred.

Elliott had spent 1,393 days in the DeKalb County jail before being released Oct. 5, on various charges.

Elliott was picked up for stealing two watches from Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road, police said, but was released on his signature by Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert on Monday.

Hopkins has a lengthy DeKalb County record, and protested to Stuckert that he’d fulfilled his court-ordered appointments at Northwestern Medicine’s Ben Gordon Center. Stuckert said he did not, in fact, get cleared by the center.

Hopkins is represented by lawyer Bob Nolan.

He’s due back in court at 9 a.m. Tuesday for a bond reduction motion, and he’ll be back in court for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Feb. 8.

Hopkins said that until then, he can’t come up with bail.

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