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Crime & Courts

Bond set for man charged with beating, strangling Glen Ellyn woman

Bond was set at $150,000 Thursday for a Chicago man accused of beating and strangling his ex-girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.

Marvin Johnson, 22, of the 1400 block of South Hamlin Avenue, has been charged with one count of aggravated battery and multiple misdemeanor counts including two counts of domestic battery, according to a DuPage County State's Attorney's Office news release.

On May 27, at approximately 9:44 p.m., Glen Ellyn police responded to a 911 call at the victim’s home in Glen Ellyn for a report of a physical altercation. Police found the victim badly beaten with scratches around her neck and bite marks on her nose, according to the release.

Johnson allegedly went to the victim’s house to meet his daughter. An argument ensued between Johnson and the woman, which eventually turned physical. Johnson allegedly threw the woman to the ground and began choking her. She freed herself from Johnson and attempted to call 911 when Johnson allegedly took the phone from her and slammed her head into the refrigerator/freezer, ripping hair from the her head, the release stated.

Johnson allegedly forced the woman to the ground a second time and put his forearm to her neck causing the her to go limp, nearly losing consciousness. He allegedly spit on the woman, bit her nose and released her, the release stated.

He left the house via Lyft. The victim called police, who stopped the Lyft, at which time Johnson fled the vehicle and was tackled by an officer, according to the release.

“The allegations that Mr. Johnson strangled, beat and bit the mother of his daughter are extremely disturbing and will be met with the full force and effect of the law,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said in the release.

Johnson’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 22, 2020 for arraignment.

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