A press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi:
SCOTT PETERS FOUND GUILTY OF SEVEN COUNTS OF ATTEMPT FIRST DEGREE MURDER OF A PEACE OFFICER, THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED BATTERY WITH A FIREARM TO A PEACE OFFICER AND FIVE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Scott Peters, 52, of Holiday Hills was found guilty of seven counts of attempt first degree murder of a peace officer, three counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to a peace officer and five counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm to a peace officer.
The evidence presented at trial showed that on October 16, 2014 Deputies Maness, Satkiewicz and Luna of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to 1313 West Northeast Shore Drive in Holiday Hills for a welfare check.
Upon arrival Deputies Maness and Satkiewicz spoke to the homeowner, Peters, who refused to allow them in the residence and then fired 12 rounds from an AR-15 assault rifle through his front door.
Deputy Satkiewicz was shot in the chest and the round lodged in her ballistic vest.
Deputy Maness was shot in the lower back.
As the deputies retreated for cover the defendant followed them out of the home and shot both deputies a second time each in the leg.
Deputy Luna, who had gone to the rear of the residence to cover the back door, ran to aid his fellow officers and returned fire.
The defendant fled the scene on foot and was apprehended 16 hours later after over 250 officers participated in a county wide manhunt.
This case was prosecuted by Michael Combs, Robert Zalud and Dan Wilbrandt of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.