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Police: Woman hit man with tire iron along I-88

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:13 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:20 p.m. CDT
Kristina Richardson, 38, of Chicago, is accused of aggravated battery

SYCAMORE – A 38-year-old Chicago woman accused of striking a family or household member with a tire iron was released on her own recognizance this week.

An Illinois State Police officer saw Kristina D. Richardson, of the 1500 block of South Drake Avenue, hysterical and running toward his car about 5:30 a.m. Friday, according to court records. The officer separated Richardson and the man driving the vehicle and learned Richardson had bit the man and hit him with a tire iron, court records show.

The incident happened along Interstate 88 near the Peace Road exit.

Richardson was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. If convicted of the more serious charge, aggravated battery, Richardson could face probation or up to five years in prison.

Richardson’s bail originally was set at $20,000, which would require posting $2,000 to be released while the case is pending, but DeKalb County Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert reduced it Tuesday so she could be released on her own recognizance.

Richardson is next due in court May 20.

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