Elgin police are searching for a 25-year-old man accused of forcing his way into a woman's apartment last month, beating her and eluding authorities afterward.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Brian D. Jones, of the 500 block of Owasco Avenue, Elgin, on felony charges of home invasion, domestic battery, trespassing, and criminal damage to property.
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The most serious charge of home invasion carries a prison term of six to 30 years no possibility of probation.
According to court records, Jones is accused of forcing his way into a residence on the 1400 block of Abbott Drive, pulling out a chunk of the victim's hair and punching her in the chest three times.
He also is accused of damaging the front door, a bathroom wall and breaking taillights on a nearby car, records show, before fleeing police, who had been called to the scene.
Jones' bail has been set at $250,000, meaning he must post $25,000 to be released while the case is pending.
He has two previous arrests and one felony conviction for domestic attacks.
Jones pleaded guilty to felony aggravated domestic battery from an October 2010 attack in Elgin on the same woman, and was sentenced to 30 months of probation, 90 days in jail, domestic violence counseling, and fined $1,720, according to court records.
Jones was accused of punching the woman in the face, breaking some bones, according to court records. He is due in court Friday for a probation check. A violation could call for a resentencing of up to seven years in prison.
In June 2008, Elgin police arrested and charged Jones with misdemeanor domestic battery, but the charges were later dropped. In October 2009, he was arrested in Elgin on charges of resisting a peace officer and spent nine days in jail.