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Man Busted for 4th Domestic Battery Case in 17 Months

Kevin Leroy allegedly pushed his live-in girlfriend to floor and forced her to stay there while he broke her phone to keep her from calling for help, Joliet police said.

Kevin Leroy. Photo credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
Kevin Leroy. Photo credit: Will County Sheriff's Office
By Karen Soresensen

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.


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.  
TB Plfd August 20, 2013 at 08:36 AM
if he bonds outs soon I bet we will be reading about this guy again in the patch.
MomofmanyinPlainfield August 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM
What a loser! Ladies, remember this face and stay away! He's not about to change!
Kristine Neumann August 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM
@TB, if you read the article, he already bonded out! Bond was set at $50,000 which means he was out on $5,000. My question is, who put up the bond?
Ron August 20, 2013 at 05:55 PM
5th DUI nothing about driving on a suspended or revoked license. 4th domestic abuse.someone has to die before it set off an alarm.smh
drez August 20, 2013 at 06:04 PM
This guy should be rotting in a smelly overcrowed cell some place, not out on bond!
Kathy August 20, 2013 at 06:13 PM
My family has to be on the road with scum who have 4/5 DUIs...truly sad. Thanks Illinois, for banning cell phones on Jan. 1 - but not tightening up the DUI laws.
Kristine Neumann August 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
Kathy, I have been complaining for years about these judges that give a slap on the wrist for DUIs. It's not until they kill someone, then something is done. I'm tired of reading about "so & so" has been arrested for a DUI & had multiple DUIs before.
Mayhem August 22, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Sounds to me like a whole lot of incompetence going on in the Will County Courthouse. It's not rocket science to see that he is a habitual offender with a high recidivism rate. He needs to be thrown under the jail. If the woman was unresponsive, then he did more than just push her to the ground. If she was unresponsive, then he didn't have to work to hard to hold her down while he broke her cell phone. Why was bond set so low? It is plain to see that he is a violent criminal. Bond should have been set so high that he couldn't bond out. As far as the woman goes, hopefully she isn't the same one involved in his other domestic violence cases. 4th and 5th DUI arrests? How is this clown still driving? I want this guys Attorney!
Kristine Neumann August 22, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Mayhem, I want the name of the judge so I don't vote for him in the next election. I dont understand how a judge can keep letting this individual out to drive under the influence again & again. Jail is the answer & a very high fine.
Mayhem August 22, 2013 at 05:51 PM
Kristine, sadly it was the same woman in other cases involving this clown. You can look up all of his offenses here... Click on the link, then click on events. http://66.158.72.242/pa/cms/SelectParty.php

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