On July 13, 2017 at approximately 1:00AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Chain O’Lakes State Park Campgrounds (39947 North State Park Road, Unincorporated Fox Lake) for a stabbing. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located the victim, a 26 year-old male of Jamestown, NY, with a stab wound. The victim was stabbed by Tony R. Ozanick, 27, of the 6900 block of South Loomis Road, Wind Lake, WI.
Preliminary investigation shows the victim and Ozanick were at the camp grounds separately, but met each other earlier in the day on July 12th. Ozanick, joined the victim near the victim’s campsite to socialize during the evening hours. As the evening progressed, Ozanick was asked by the victim to leave his campsite. After Ozanick left, the victim went to sleep inside of his tent, at his campsite. A short time later, the victim awoke to find Ozanick inside of the victim’s tent. An argument ensued which became physical, Ozanick produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the leg.
The victim was transported to Centegra Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry, with injuries believed to be non-life threatening. Ozanick was arrested and subsequently charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon (class 3 felony), aggravated battery causing great bodily harm (class 3 felony), criminal trespass to property (class B misdemeanor), and two counts of disorderly conduct (class A misdemeanors).
Ozanick remains held at the Lake County Jail on $20,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on July 18, 2017 at 9:00AM in courtroom C-120.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.