A Crystal Lake man has been sentenced to three years in prison for an attack on a woman where he strangled, beat and then prevented her from calling 911, court records show.
Corey I. Hunter, 31, of the 500 block of Darlington Lane in Crystal Lake, was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic battery, four counts of domestic battery and one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Hunter strangled a woman, who he was in a relationship with, on October 13, 2021.
Hunter placed one hand around the front of her neck and applied pressure, impeding her breathing and causing bruising and redness, according to the complaint.
Hunter also allegedly slapped the woman with an open hand on the left side of her face, causing redness and swelling.
A grand jury indictment said he struck the woman multiple times.
Hunter took the victim’s phone to prevent her from calling 911 and hid it under a bedroom mattress, the complaint said.
Officers with the Crystal Lake Police Department arrested Hunter the same day of the incident.
Court records show Hunter entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on August 15.
He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated domestic battery by strangulation, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge approved the plea deal and sentenced Hunter to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The sentence will be served at 85% and he will receive 307 days of credit for time served in the McHenry County Jail.
One month before Hunter’s latest arrest, he had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery for a 2019 case where he battered a female family member in Crystal Lake.