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Crime & Courts

Guilty plea in DeKalb domestic battery

SYCAMORE – A 27-year-old man was released from jail Monday on probation after he admitted to hitting his pregnant girlfriend in the face in October.

Under a plea agreement the girlfriend supported, Jermaine A. Green, of the 600 block of South Kedvale Avenue in Chicago, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and was sentenced to 30 months probation and 90 days in jail.

He served about a month in jail while the case was pending, and will finish the jail sentence in two month-long stints next year. He also was fined $500.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped charges of aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery and criminal trespassing.

If the case had gone to trial, prosecutors would have proven that Green returned intoxicated to his girlfriend’s apartment in the 700 block of North Annie Glidden Road about 11 p.m. Oct. 20 and hit her in the face during an argument, prosecutors said. The girlfriend, who has since given birth to their child, suffered a swollen left eyebrow and bleeding lips, prosecutors said.

Green also admitted to violating the terms of his nonreporting probation in a 2012 case. He was convicted of deceptive practice for submitting a bad check for $981 to a DeKalb bank on June 6, 2012, court records show. He was sentenced to probation in that case as well, which he will serve at the same time as the probation in the aggravated battery case.

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