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Crime & Courts

Judge denies lower bond for McHenry man accused in fatal overdose

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge will not lower the bond of a 65-year-old McHenry man facing a drug-induced homicide charge.

Glen L. Miculinic, of the 1200 block of Clover Lane, appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney, Assistant Public Defender Kim Messer, for a bond hearing. Miculinic was charged in February with drug-induced homicide and delivery of a controlled substance after he allegedly provided heroin to Erik Fredricksen, 55, who reportedly overdosed in a Shell gas station bathroom in McHenry.

Detectives concluded that Fredricksen might have taken heroin, allegedly supplied by Miculinic, before his death. 

Fredricksen, of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, grew up in Wonder Lake and worked in a variety of trades, from construction and foundries to installations and disaster restoration, according to his obituary. He lived in Woodstock, Harvard, McHenry and Hebron in Illinois, as well as Lawrence, Lake Geneva and Elkhorn in Wisconsin.

“Erik was as sentimental as he was generous, dearly loving his family, his friends and traveling, and was happiest when combining all three,” according to his obituary.

Miculinic is being held in jail in lieu of posting 10 percent of his $250,000 bond. If convicted of the most serious charge, he faces up to 30 years in prison.

Messer asked that Miculinic’s bond be reduced to $50,000. Messer said that although she understands the seriousness of the charges against her client, Miculinic is a long-term resident of McHenry County who isn’t likely to flee if he posts bond. She also said her client has health problems, and he’s concerned about getting medical care while in jail.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs said Miculinic has access to medical treatment in the jail. Combs said he felt $250,000 was appropriate given the nature of the charge.

McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer denied the request for a bond reduction. He cited the nature of the charges.

Miculinic has a history of drug crime. He was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, in 2003. He next will appear in court March 24.

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