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DeKalb man held on $25k for domestic battery

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man is being held on $25,000 bond after police say he grabbed a woman by the throat during an argument.

Andrew R. Weems, 22, of the 800 block of Pappas Drive was charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery after an incident that police say occurred Monday at his residence.

According to court documents, Weems was in an argument with the victim when he pushed her against the wall several times, as well as to the floor. At one point, Weems placed his hands around the victim’s neck, impeding her airway, according to court records causing a scratch.

Charging documents also say he pulled the victim’s hair.

If convicted of the more serious charge of aggravated domestic battery, Weems could face up to seven years in court.

In bond court Friday, Judge Phillip Montgomery noted that because of a previous conviction for possession of a stolen firearm, for which Weems was on probation, Weems is not eligible for probation for this offense.

Prosecutors asked that Weems be held on a $25,000 bond.

Montgomery ordered bond be set at that amount. Should Weems come up with the $2,500 necessary to get out of jail – he said in court Friday he was not sure if he could – Montgomery ordered that he be placed on electronic home monitoring. Montgomery also ordered Weems to have no contact with the victim.

He is next due in court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 24.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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