Police charge man with again attacking Aurora woman
A 28-year-old man is being held on $200,000 bail on charges he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's Aurora apartment and beat and attempted to strangle her.
Patrick C. Williams, of the 400 block of Mary Street, Coal City, faces charges of home invasion, aggravated domestic battery, unlawful restraint and two counts of domestic battery, all felonies, after his arrest on Saturday, according to Kane County court records.
Williams is accused of forcing his way into an apartment on Nov. 27 on the 300 block of Grant Place on the city's near east side, court records show. Three weeks before his arrest, Williams received probation after pleading guilty to attacking the same woman in September.
Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said the victim came home to her apartment at 9 p.m. and Williams was waiting for her, dragged her inside and beat her.
Williams eventually left the apartment and the victim called a family member at about 6 p.m. Nov. 28 for a ride to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, Lewbel said. Emergency room personnel notified police, who investigated and arrested Williams at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday in Aurora.
Kane County Associate Judge Julia Yetter on Sunday set Williams' bail at $200,000, meaning he must post $20,000 in order to be released from the Kane County jail while the case is pending, court records show.
Williams is next due in court on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and if convicted of the most severe charge of home invasion, he faces a sentence ranging from six to 30 years in prison with no chance of probation.
According to Kane County court records, Williams pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery for punching the same woman on Sept. 16 "multiple times" in the face, causing bruising and a cut on her inner lip.
He was sentenced on Nov. 6 to 18 months of probation and domestic violence counseling and given credit for eight days served in jail, records show.
Williams now faces up to 364 days in jail for violating his probation in that case.