A man already facing three domestic battery arrests since March 2012 chalked up a fourth Sunday when he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and broke her cell phone to keep her from calling police, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.
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Police were called to the 2217 Dalewood Court home of Kevin T. Leroy, 43, at about 7:40 p.m. about a domestic disturbance, Roechner said. No one answered the door, but officers spotted Leroy on the back porch and watched him go inside and pull the drapes shut, he said.
The officers then saw Leroy through the window as he "picked up and tried to hide an unresponsive female," giving them probable cause to go inside, Roechner said.
The victim told police she and Leroy had had a fight in which pushed her to the ground, forced her to stay there and smashed her cell phone, he said.
Leroy was charged with unlawful restraint, domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, criminal damage to property and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. He was booked into Will County jail and released on $50,000 bond.
According to jail records, Leroy was arrested on Aug. 5 for violating an order of protection and on July 20 and May 27, 2013, and March 22, 2012, on domestic battery charges. He was also arrested on driving under the influence of alcohol charges in March 2013 and July 2012 -- his fourth and fifth DUI busts, records show.