Wawczak pleads guilty to battery

Hi folks, we just received this information through an e-mail from Bolingbrook police sergeant John Sullivan. We’ll post an update when we get more information.

“As you all know, Leonard Wawczak appeared in Bolingbrook Local Court this morning (09/10/08) at 9:00 a.m.

He pled guilty to a local ordinance charge of Battery (19-111) against Drew Peterson from the July 25, 2008 incident.”

The Judge presiding this morning was Judge Ray Nash from Will County.

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  1. http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews/news/1155562,JO10_PETERSON_WEB.article

    or

    http://tinyurl.com/6cb7uv

    Peterson’s ex-friend pleads guilty to attack

    September 10, 2008Recommended (1)

    Sun-Times News Group
    BOLINGBROOK — The man who wore a wire on Drew Peterson pleaded guilty Wednesday to confronting the former suburban cop outside a barber shop and shoving him during a heated dispute.

    Len Wawczak appeared Wednesday morning in Bolingbrook Local Court and pleaded guilty to a local ordinance charge of battery against Peterson in the July 24, 2008 incident, according to Bolingbrook police Sgt. John Sullivan.

    Will County Judge Ray Nash said the disposition for the case should be released within the next few business days, according to Sullivan.

    Peterson kept his cool as his neighbor and former friend ambushed him in the parking lot of the Hyroglyphics Barber Shop in the 300 block of North Schmidt Road, hurling obscenities as gawkers egged him on.

    “I’ll beat the [expletive] out of you!” Wawczak yelled. “You ain’t nothing but a murderer. Say something!”

    “Hit me,” Peterson replied. “I’m going down.”

    As Wawczak kept yelling, Peterson turned around and Wawczak pushed him in the back. Peterson later said his back hurt.

    Both men later turned themselves in at the Bolingbrook Police Dept., where Peterson was released and Wawczak charged with battery.

    Wawczak had just heard that Peterson was supposedly telling people he had slept with Wawczak’s wife. He also was angry after hearing that Peterson has shot dirty looks at Wawczak’s 20-year-old son at the barbershop.

    Earlier that week, Wawczak and his wife, Paula Stark, said they had worn a wire on Peterson for seven months.

    Peterson has been named a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson. Police are also investigating the bathtub drowning of Peterson’s fourth wife, Kathleen Savio, which has been labeled a homicide.

    Peterson has denied having anything to do with Savio’s death or Stacy’s disappearance.

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