SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man appeared in court Monday after being charged with entering his girlfriend’s home and attacking her and her daughter.
Adelido Gomez-Diaz, 25, of the 800 block of Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb, was charged with aggravated battery to a child and domestic battery.
He could face two to five years in prison if convicted of the aggravated battery charge.
About 10:50 p.m. Sunday, witnesses said Gomez-Diaz entered a house in the 200 block of South Ninth Street via a window and attacked the occupants – his girlfriend and her daughter, according to court documents.
He struck his girlfriend in the head with a stick, pulled her hair and tore her shirt.
The woman’s 10-year-old daughter said she heard her mother screaming and crying, and she attempted to intervene.
Gomez-Diaz shoved her and scratched her with a set of keys, records show. The girl had scratch marks on her back and arm and required medical attention.
During a hearing Monday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, Associate Judge William Brady set bond at $50,000, citing the seriousness of Gomez-Diaz’s manner of entry into the home, although injuries weren’t extensive, and the fact that he poses a flight risk.
Gomez-Diaz is not a U.S. citizen.
The public defender was appointed to represent Gomez-Diaz, who will next appear in court July 12.