A judge released a man after he was arrested for strangling a woman, leaving her injured, in Lake in the Hills before being arrested again hours following his release for entering the victim’s residence.
Josey S. Tippett, 33, of Lake in the Hills, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, two counts of domestic battery and interference with the reporting of domestic violence.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 11:30 p.m. Friday to the 100 block of Village Creek Drive for a report of a domestic battery.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Tippett grabbed his girlfriend from behind and pushed her to the ground.
Tippett strangled the woman by putting his hands around the woman’s neck and restricting her airflow, the complaint said.
The complaint said the woman lost consciousness and suffered petechiae in both of her eyes.
She also suffered bruising around her neck, red marks on her ears and abrasions to her chest, the complaint said.
The complaint said Tippett then prevented the woman from calling 911 and took her cell phone after the attack.
Officers arrested Tippett and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Tippett, calling him a real and present danger.
During an initial court hearing on Saturday, McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Hirsch denied the petition and released Tippett from custody.
The judge ordered Tippett to not possess firearms and to have no contact with the victim or her residence.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 7 p.m. on the same day Tippett was released for a call of a violation of an order of protection in the 100 block of Village Creek Drive.
A criminal complaint said Tippett violated his pre-trial release conditions by entering the victim’s residence around 12:50 p.m. Saturday.
Officers arrested Tippett again and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
Prosecutors have filed a petition to revoke Tippett’s pre-trial release. A hearing on the petition is scheduled for Wednesday morning.