COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — What prosecutors said started as an argument on a CTA bus Sunday landed one man in jail and a second man, 64, in the hospital with head injuries.
Steven House, 31, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery of someone older than 60 after prosecutors said he viciously beat the older man, knocking him out shortly before 6 p.m. near 1211 W. Roosevelt Road, prosecutors said.
House and the older man were arguing on the bus, prosecutors said. Both of them got off the bus, and the older man sprayed House with pepper spray, but he was undeterred, prosecutors said.
A security guard at the CVS on the same corner also tried to intervene.
House knocked the man to the ground and continued kicking and punching him, prosecutors said. The older man suffered bleeding on the brain and facial fractures.
House, of the 1300 block of South Blue Island Avenue in University Village, appeared in court briefly on Monday, and a judge ordered him held on $100,000 bail.