Elgin man gets 10 years for punching ex-girlfriend

Updated 6/8/2018 7:45 PM
  • James R. Williams

    James R. Williams

An Elgin man who was arrested after punching his ex-girlfriend, inflicting a split lip and a black eye, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.

James R. Williams, 39, of the 300 block of Percy Street, was free on bond in two unrelated domestic battery offenses when on March 13 he punched the victim during an argument in the lobby of an Elgin hotel in the 400 block of Airport Road, prosecutors said.

A Kane County jury convicted Williams of three felony counts of aggravated battery April 24. He was sentenced by Kane County Associate Judge David R. Kliment.

According to prosecutors, Williams was eligible for extended term sentencing because of prior felony convictions, including attempted murder and aggravated battery.

According to Illinois law, Williams is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He was given credit for 88 days served in the Kane County jail.

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