The Chicago Ridge deputy fire chief was arrested over the weekend and accused in a brutal home invasion in Tinley Park.
Gary Swiercz is also facing attempted murder and sexual assault charges.
Police say he broke into a woman s south suburban home yesterday morning, armed with a knife. He forced her to the floor and then beat her, according to police.
He was later found by officers in the building s parking lot.
A $150,000 dollar bond has been set.