On July 15, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in the 36600 block of North Mary Drive, Unincorporated Lake Villa, for a report of a home invasion. The 911 caller said her a former acquaintance, Nicholas J. Coles, 33, of the 0-100 block of Lippincott Rd, Fox Lake, kicked her front door open and battered her and another person in the home. Coles fled from the scene in a vehicle after the victim called 911.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and spoke the victim, a 35-year-old woman, who resides at the Mary Drive residence. She sustained several broken teeth and bruises in the attack. Preliminary investigation shows Coles kicked the door open and attacked the woman. He punched her several times. An adult male, a 43-year-old man of Unincorporated Lake Villa, who was in the home was able to push Coles off of the victim, but Coles also struck and bit the man before fleeing.
Lake County Sheriff’s Telecommunicators issued a regional broadcast to law-enforcement with Coles’ information and information about his vehicle. Several hours later, an alert sheriff’s deputy on patrol located Coles’ vehicle in Unincorporated Spring Grove. Coles was located inside a residence in the 28200 block of West Stewart Avenue, Unincorporated Spring Grove. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
Coles was arrested and subsequently charged with home invasion, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, domestic battery, and battery.
Following an initial court hearing, Coles was ordered to be held on $200,000.00 bond. He is next due in court on August 3, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom T020.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.