A Chicago man already facing a murder charge was charged with aggravated battery against a Cook County Department of Corrections officer Saturday.
Angelo Matthews appeared in full Department of Corrections garb before Cook County Judge Israel Abaya Desierto, who gave Matthews a $250,000 bond for the alleged battery. Matthews already was being held without bail on the murder charges.
Court documents state the 25-year-old Matthews allegedly slammed a door on a guard’s leg on Oct. 23, causing injury.
Matthews was charged in July 2012 in the Aug. 2, 2007, slaying of Russell Thompson, 25, according to court and police records. Thompson was shot as he was getting into his vehicle in the alley behind his home in the 700 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood about 1:30 a.m. that day, according to police and police records.
The victim was with someone else when a man approached from a gangway and opened fire, police said at the time. The gunman had been in a dispute with Thompson and returned later with a gun, police said at the time.
Matthews, who has an extensive criminal record, is scheduled to appear in court again Nov. 19 on the murder charge, according to court records.