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Update: Villarreal Case Dismissed

The case against Eric Villarreal has been dropped, Will County Assistant Public Defender Kristen Wyss said.

Update: The charge pending against Eric Villarreal has been dismissed, according to Will County Assistant Public Defender Kristen Wyss.

Original story:

A Joliet man who hit, choked and kicked his girlfriend because she would not share her prescription pain medication with him has been arrested for aggravated domestic battery, Joliet police said.

Eric Villarreal, 26, 2552 E. Clark, Diamond, was taken into custody shortly after his girlfriend reported his alleged abuse, Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

The woman said Villarreal, with whom she has a child, came to her home in the 6200 block of Brunswick early Wednesday morning and started a fight in which he accused her of having sex with a female friend, Demick said.

He eventually went to bed, but awoke Wednesday to start fighting with her again, she told police. The situation became violent when the girlfriend refused to give him her hydrocodone pills, Demick said.

After he beat her, he fled the house and the woman called police, he said. The girlfriend gave officers an address for a house where she thought Villarreal might go, and they were able to arrest him up there, he said.

The woman did not need medical treatment, but police did take photos of her injuries as evidence, Demick said.

Villarreal is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $7,500 bond.

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Karen Sorensen January 11, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Alina -- Everything we publish comes directly from the police. What you see here are the details as told to me by police Cmdr. Rich Demick. He was very specific that the police responded to just one call, and that was at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 9. When I asked what provoked the fight and what happened leading up to the suspect's arrest, this is the account he gave me. Please remember that any accusations made during the fight may or may not be true. If they were false and the victim disputed them, that could have triggered the suspect's alleged angry reaction.
John Roberts January 13, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Hey Glasgow..Here is something to investigate and possibly use....the makers of OxyContin are being sued by the state of Kentucky..they sued once in 2007 for reimbursement of "Law enforcement,court costs,criminal housing,...they are being sued again by Kentucky this time because the makers put out a brand called OxyCodone and said it is supposedly less addictive..Kentucky does not agree due to all of the arrests due to OxyCodone....This might be a route to get money back for all of the arrests,law enforcement instead of Joliet citizens being taxed to death... http://online.wsj.com/article/AP01e821435bac4999a5b4fe343870d9ca.html
sweet heart January 13, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I,like this what you said, Ist that the truth, May be instead of taking them, He proabbly wanted to sell them for the money, Beaten on the girlfreind you are not a man your a reall jerk or a scumb bag left over from the junk yard, He aint a tuff fuy, When the police get hold of him, Hem better run for his life, Police men will give him the run around the block.
eric villarreal January 30, 2013 at 11:39 PM
I am eric villarreal this story is a complete fabrication and exaggeration to the story the painkillers we were fighting over were MY PAINKILLERS I have four degenerated discs in my back 3 with lateral tares I put 10 of my pills in her bottle because last winter I lost an entire script somewhere my fiance christina fontana and I both plan to have this removed or I will sue the person who wrote this false article for slandering.....she was black out drunk the night before and was practically beating her own ass! She gave me 5 out of the ten pills THAT AGAIN WERE MINE and I left to avoid further conflict the joliet dummies come to her house for a "welfare check" and she said "yes he did it" out of anger not knowing I would spend 7 days in jail and almost dying in the will county adult detention facility because of the inhumaine treatment me and others got which me and the others plan to file civil suits against a few c.o's there like I said my fiance and I read this and both flipped out because this was a COMPLETE exaggeration of what REALLY happened and like I said before I want this post taken down or whoever wrote this will be sued for slandering or for defermation of character
eric villarreal January 30, 2013 at 11:45 PM
And I didnt ACCUSE her of anything I caught her and her frined in a bedroom naked from the waist down and I lost it I am a ONE MAN ONE WOMAN type of man! I dont do that homosexual garbage

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