Records: Joliet man brandished knife at Harrah's casino security guard

Tuesday 14th January 2020

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Juan D. Sarate, of the 300 block of East Washington Street was arrested at Harrah's on a charge of aggravated assault, according to Joliet police.

A criminal complaint filed against Sarate alleged that he committed assault by approaching a security guard at the casino "in an aggressive manner while brandishing a knife" and placing him in "reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery."

Sarate was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, a class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in a jail.

Sarate was booked into the Will County jail early Friday morning. He was released on his own recognizance shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday.

A judge ordered Sarate to have no contact with Harrah's casino or the security guard.

On March 28, 2008, Sarate was cited by Joliet police for driving 11 to 14 mph above the speed limit, records show. He pleaded guilty to the charge about a month later and he was sentenced to 90 days court supervision.

His supervision was revoked on May 23, 2008, after he failed to pay $175 in fines, court records show.

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