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Highland Park woman beaten, robbed and held for hours by Kansas man, police say

Diamonte D. Jeans, 23, of Wichita, Kansas

A Kansas man is facing numerous felony charges after police say he beat and robbed a Highland Park woman and refused to let her get out of his car for hours.

Diamonte D. Jeans, 23, of the 600 block of South Kansas Avenue in Wichita, Kansas, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. on May 1 and charged with unlawful restraint, domestic battery and battery.

Police said that Jeans allegedly held the Highland Park woman, who he knew, in his car and refused to let her get out while he drove around for hours. During that time police said that he physically struck her and took her money.

The woman was able to call 911 while inside the moving vehicle. Illinois State Police pulled over the car near Bolingbrook and arrested Jeans.

Court records show that Jeans was arrested in a separate incident on March 14 by Mundelein police for domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic battery. He pleaded guilty on April 27 and received 12 months of supervision, just days before he allegedly held the Highland Park woman in his car.

It is unknown if both incidents involved the same woman or not.

Jeans is currently being held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 29.

Sam Borcia

Senior News Editor at Lake & McHenry County Scanner
Sam has been with Lake and McHenry County Scanner since 2012 as a senior news editor helping cover breaking news for Lake County and McHenry County. He also regularly contributes photographs of news scenes for the Lake County area.
Sam Borcia

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