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Man threatened to go 'Henry Pratt' on Sugar Grove law firm

Aurora man held on $200K after threatening housing officials, attorney

Shane J. Pfister was charged with two felony counts of threatening two public officials by going 'Henry Pratt' on them, and disorderly conduct for a similar threat to a Sugar Grove law firm
Shane J. Pfister was charged with two felony counts of threatening two public officials by going 'Henry Pratt' on them, and disorderly conduct for a similar threat to a Sugar Grove law firm

SUGAR GROVE – An Aurora man is being held in the Kane County jail on a $200,000 bond on felony charges that he threatened to harm two directors at the Aurora Housing Authority and go “Henry Pratt” on the office, according to Sugar Grove police reports and court records.

To go “Henry Pratt” is a reference to the Feb. 15 mass shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, where five people were killed, according to court records.

Shane M. Pfister, 55, of the 500 block of South River Street, Aurora, was charged May 9. The two charges are Class 3 felonies punishable by two to five years in prison or fines up to $25,000.

Pfister was also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct in that he threatened to go “Henry Pratt” on the victims’ Sugar Grove law firm, according to the charging documents.

One of the housing authority directors went to the Sugar Grove Police Department shortly before noon on May 7 to report getting an irate and threatening phone call from Pfister, according to police reports.

According to the charging documents, Pfister was angry because of an eviction order and accusations of him breaking a window and taking an air conditioner.

The Aurora Housing Authority directors had also contacted Aurora Police, according to Sugar Grove police reports.

Pfister would have to post 10 percent or $20,000 bail to meet the $200,000 bond that was set.

Pfister is scheduled to appear in court May 16.

Kane County court records show Pfister has been charged in other cases involving violence.

On the day he was arrested, May 9, Pfister had a court date on three felony counts and three misdemeanor counts of domestic battery from March 20, 2018. That case was continued also to May 16, court records show.

On Jan. 24, 2002, Pfister was charged with felony violation of a order of protection, court records show.

He was not prosecuted after he pleaded guilty in two other felony cases, one on Jan. 24, 2002 on charges of violating an order of protection and violating his bond – for which he received probation, court records show.

The other one was on Dec. 21, 2000, in which Pfister was charged with two felony counts of violating orders of protection, according to court records. He pleaded guilty to one charge and the other was not prosecuted, records show.

On Nov. 6, 1999, Pfister was charged with felony aggravated battery of a police officer and battery, resisting a police officer and violating an order of protection, all misdemeanors. Pfister spent time in the Kane County jail and received probation, court records show.

And on Nov. 11,1999, Pfister was charged with two counts of felony intimidation to cause physical harm, for which he received probation, court records show.

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