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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man charged in road rage incident

Jordan C. Higgins, 25, of DeKalb, was charged Monday, July 15, 2013, with aggravated assault.
Jordan C. Higgins, 25, of DeKalb, was charged Monday, July 15, 2013, with aggravated assault.

DeKALB – A 25-year-old DeKalb man rammed a pick-up truck carrying his ex-girlfriend at least three times after getting in an argument with her on his birthday, police said.

Jordan C. Higgins, of the 800 block of North 14th Street, was charged with aggravated assault, domestic battery, criminal damage to property and reckless driving, authorities said. The most serious charge, aggravated assault, is typically punishable with probation or up to three years in prison.

Higgins, whose birthday was Sunday, told police he had dated the 23-year-old Sycamore woman for four years and was trying to reconcile, court records show. The two got in an argument, so she asked a 24-year-old Sycamore man to pick her up. Higgins followed them and struck the man's 1999 Dodge Ram with his pick-up truck at least three times while driving north on Peace Road between Challenger Road in DeKalb and DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore, authorities said.

The collisions caused significant damage to the Dodge Ram and caused the woman to hit her head on the inside on the truck, authorities said. The two were able to elude Higgins and waited for police about 12:30 a.m. today, court records show.

Higgins' bond was set at $15,000, and he is next due in court Wednesday.

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