SYCAMORE – A Kirkland woman charged with entering another woman’s home and attacking her had bond set at $50,000 Tuesday.
Amanda M. Walker, 27, of the 200 block of North Fourth Street in Kirkland, was charged with home invasion and aggravated battery. If convicted, Walker could face six to 30 years in prison for home invasion and two to five years in prison for aggravated battery.
Walker appeared in court Tuesday via closed-circuit TV from the DeKalb County Jail.
Just after 10 p.m. Monday, Walker entered a home in the 400 block of North Street and strangled a woman with her left hand while striking her in the face with her right, according to court documents.
DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Victor Escarcida said in court that Walker had prior convictions for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated driving under the influence and felony domestic battery.
He said she also had a pending charge of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Associate Judge William Brady appointed local attorney Jeff Krasner to represent Walker because there is a conflict with the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office.
Walker will next appear in court July 26.