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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man charged with battery after accused of choking, hitting woman

Jeremiah Butler
Jeremiah Butler

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man accused of pulling a woman's hair and choking her in July was released on bond Tuesday, a day after he was picked up on a warrant.

Jeremiah D. Butler, 29, of the 300 block of Ash Court, was charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery after police said he grabbed a woman's hair slammed her head into the floor about 9:30 p.m. in the 200 block of DeKalb Avenue in Maple Park.

According to court documents, the victim also said Butler choked her until her body went numb. She was later taken to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital for her head injuries, according to court documents, and also had bruises on her arms and should.

If convicted of the more serious crime of aggravated domestic battery, Butler could face up to seven years in prison.

A warrant was issued for Butler's arrest on Aug. 5 after the victim reported the incident, and he was arrested by DeKalb County Sheriff's Office on Monday. Sgt. Karen Clifton with the Maple Park Police Department said it took a few days to find Butler.

Judge Robbin Stuckert ordered Butler released on his signature in bond court Tuesday and that he have no hostile contact with the victim.

He's due next in court on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

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