By Rosemary Regina Sobol
4:06 PM EST, December 10, 2012
A Chicago man appeared in court today after he allegedly jumped out of a bathroom stall at a Wrigleyville bar and stabbed a man in the neck early Sunday morning, police said.
Gregg A. Greaves, 23, of the 4700 block of North Beacon Street, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, police said.
Judge Edward Harmening ordered Greaves held in lieu of $500,000 bail during a Monday hearing.
At 12:26 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to the Red Ivy sports bar at 3525 N. Clark St., where the 25-year-old suburban victim told officers Greaves jumped out of a bathroom stall and attacked him with a broken beer bottle, slicing him on both sides of the throat, according to a police report.
The victim also suffered cuts on his chin, hands and neck while pushing the assailant away. At some point, another man entered the bathroom and helped hold the attacker until police got there, the report stated.
The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was treated and released, the report said.
Greaves refused to wear his pants and yelled obscenities while being processed at a police station. Also, while being processed, the man defecated into his hands and threw the matter onto the floor of the station, the report stated.
Outside of court, Greaves defense attorney, Kevin McCubbin, said: "All I've got to tell you is there's two sides to it."
"We will fight this,'' McCubbin said.
McCubbin said Greaves is originally from Indiana but currently lives in Chicago. Greaves has a degree in industrial engineering and is employed.
McCubbin said his client has never been arrested before. His next date is Dec. 17, officials said.