Charges Dropped Against Great America Batterer; Family Victims Unable to Testify Due to Injuries

Gregory Battle, aggravated battery, mob action suspect Gurnee

Gregory Battle was arrested and charged along with a group of eight teens aged 15-17 for attacking a Batavia family during the theme park’s Fright Fest just over a year ago on Saturday September 23, 2017. Police said Gregory Battle and a group of offenders attacked an entire Batavia, Illinois family of three with kicks, stomps and punches, even while the family members were on the ground. This week the charges against him were dropped.

Criminal charges against Gregory Battle, accused of viciously beating a family at Six Flags Great America, have been dropped because the family members he is accused of beating are unable to meet in court to testify, Lake County Prosecutors announced Monday.

The Lake County Prosecutors said that the victims were unable to testify in the upcoming trial that was scheduled to begin this week because of the medical consequences of their injuries. Prosecutors also said the charges were being dropped with the victims’ knowledge and consent, and that the charges may be refiled at a later date.

The family has a civil suit filed against Six Flags Great America that is still pending.

Just as his trial was about to begin, Lake County prosecutors dropped charges against a man accused of beating a family after cutting in line at Six Flags Great America last fall. Prosecutors said the victims were unable to testify, but charges might be refiled later. Ken Molestina reports (CBS Chicago).

Gregory Battle, aggravated battery, mob action suspect GurneeGregory Battle, aggravated battery, mob action suspect Gurnee.

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