Man Charged with Domestic Battery after Scuffle with Ex: Oak Forest Police Blotter
Oak Forest police arrested Jerrell R. Lester, 27, for aggravated domestic battery after his ex-girlfriend reported that Lester smacked, choked and hit her for several hours following a Thanksgiving dinner.
Jerrell R. Lester, 27, of the 5000 block of W. 159th Street, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, following an incident with his former girlfriend at his home on Nov. 23.
Police were contacted by the victim's godmother, who said Lester struck the victim multiple times. Officers told the godmother the victim needed to come to the Oak Forest Police Department to file a report.
At the station, the victim told officers that she was at Lester's house cooking him and his mother dinner at 4:45 p.m. The victim and Lester then went to his room, where he became upset due to a text message on the victim's phone from another male. Lester then began striking her in the face and choking her, she told police.
He then threw the victim to the ground by her throat, and continued hitting her with an open hand. The victim tried to scream for help, but Lester grabbed her by the mouth and told her, “Shut Up! If my mom comes in here, I will kill you.”
The victim said she was fearful so she was quiet and Lester stopped hitting her. He then laid down and asked the victim to lay with him, which she refused. Lester then got up and pulled the victim by the hair to where he was laying. The victim then struggled, trying to leave the room and Lester again shoved her to the floor, according to reports.
The victim told police she was now very fearful and laid down with Lester to calm him down. They laid together for one hour, before she called her godmother to come pick her up. While she was on the phone, Lester grabbed it and shut it off, telling the victim she was not allowed to leave.
The victim again tried to leave, and Lester grabbed her, ripping off her shirt and bra, and then forcibly removing her pants and underwear.
Lester then tried to force himself on the victim, but was unable to as the victim fought him off. Lester stopped before any sexual contact was made and the victim again attempted to let him calm down.
The victim then got a call from her godmother, which angered Lester and he struck her again, before the victim ran out of the apartment, waiting for her godmother to arrive around 12:15 a.m. Nov. 24.
Police then went to Lester's apartment, where he was taken into custody without incident. He was processed for aggravated domestic battery and given a bond hearing of Nov. 25.
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