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DeKalb police: Man punched wife over loud music

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:38 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 8:21 p.m. CDT
Julio Jimenez-Serrano

SYCAMORE — A DeKalb man ended up in jail Tuesday after authorities said he punched his wife in the face when she asked him to turn down his music.

Julio Jimenez-Serrano, 26, of the 300 block of Pearl St. in DeKalb, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, a felony typically punishable up to seven years in prison. He also faces two counts of misdemeanor domestic battery. 

DeKalb police said they went to his home about 11 p.m. Monday after receiving a 911 call that was disconnected. Jimenez-Serrano's wife told them she called the police because she asked her husband to turn down the loud music he was listening to and he hit her, court records show. She told police he was drinking. 

His wife said Jimenez-Serrano grabbed her by the throat and choked her, authorities said. He then struck her in the face with a closed fist, authorities said. Police said his wife had what appeared to be choke marks on her neck and a developing bruise on her chin, court records show.

Jimenez-Serrano's bond was initially set to $20,000, but Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert set it at $10,000 Tuesday after Jimenez-Serrano said he could pay $1,000 after making a phone call. 

As a condition of his bond, he is not to have any contact with his wife and he must undergo GPS monitoring. He'll appear in court on June 25. 

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