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Man charged after breaking into Algonquin woman’s apartment and strangling her

Eric L. Almazon, 26, of Chicago.

A 26-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Algonquin apartment while armed with a knife and threatened to kill her before he strangled her until she passed out, court records show.

Eric L. Almazon, 26, of the 2600 block of South Spaulding Ave in Chicago, was charged with two counts of home invasion causing injury, two counts of aggravated domestic battery, armed violence, two counts of domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, two counts of violating bail bond, criminal damage to property and theft.

The Algonquin Police Department responded to the incident in the 300 block of North Main Street on December 11.

The victim told police officers that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Almazon, forcibly entered the woman’s apartment while he was armed with a knife, court documents show.

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He brandished the knife and said “I want to kill you,” a criminal complaint stated.

Almazon then allegedly held the woman down and strangled her until she passed out. When she regained consciousness he strangled her again, the criminal complaint stated.

An Algonquin police officer noted that the victim had visible marks around her neck and throat. During the attack, Almazon broke the woman’s glass window on her front door.

Authorities also said that the man stole the victim’s cell phone so she could not call the police. Records show that Almazon was out of jail on bail during the attack for a previous domestic battery charge.

An arrest warrant was issued for Almazon and he was taken into custody on Friday. He remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $500,000 bond.


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