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Bond reduced in DeKalb home invasion case

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 12:24 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 1:11 p.m. CDT
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Mckem Duong, 40, of the 2000 block of Alpha Court West in DeKalb, is accused of home invasion.

DeKALB – A local judge halved the bond Wednesday for one of the three men accused of attacking two men in their home Dec. 2.

DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert reduced the bond for Mckem Duong, 40, of the 2000 block of Alpha Court West in DeKalb, from $100,000 to $50,000, which requires posting $5,000 to be released while the case is pending. Duong's attorney, Paul Hendley, said Duong's wife could post $2,000.

Duong was charged with two counts of home invasion, two counts of mob action and two counts of misdemeanor battery. Police say that he acted with Hung Nguyen, 41, of the 4000 block of N. Sheridan Road, Chicago; and Tu Nguyen, 32, of the 2000 block of Ridge Ave., Chicago.

One victim suffered injuries to his face and the other suffered an eye injury during the fight, which was part of an on-going dispute over money, authorities said. Neither of the victims sought medical attention, DeKalb police said in a news release.

If Duong posts bail, he also would be required to turn his passport into DeKalb police, be monitored by GPS, and only go to and from his workplace at a DeKalb nail spa.

Prosecutors argued against the bond reduction, pointing to the six to 30 years in prison Duong would face if convicted of home invasion. Duong's next court date is scheduled for Jan. 15.

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