William Boucher now facing felony hate crime charges for his alleged racist rant at a Loop Starbucks.
24 year-old Boucher faces four counts of aggravated battery in a public place and four counts of committing a hate crime, according to Cook County court and sheriff’s office records.
He was initially only charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery, but a no-bond warrant was issued for the new charges in August, according to court records.
On Monday, Boucher appeared before Judge Arthur F. Hill Jr., who set bail at $50,000, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is next scheduled to appear in court Oct. 23.
Court records show Boucher was released from custody Monday, after posting the requisite 10 percent of his $50,000 bail. His attorney could not be reached for comment.