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DeKalb man jailed on charges of beating girlfriend

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 11:22 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 11:29 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – A DeKalb woman said her boyfriend broke her nose and a bone in her face after an argument that began when she offered him a plate of food, authorities said.

The woman, who is not being named because she is an alleged victim, was granted an emergency order of protection against Dewayne A. Jones, 47, of the 1100 block Rushmoore Drive of DeKalb, after the incident Sunday afternoon.

Jones is accused of beating up his girlfriend after she cooked a meal for him, according to court records. He is accused of punching the victim in the face at least 10 times, and later offering the victim $500 to drop her allegations against him, court records show.

Jones was charged with aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery. If convicted of the more serious charge, aggravated domestic battery, he could face up to seven years in prison.

Jones is a convicted felon who has been sentenced to prison four times since 1994, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was most recently sentenced to 7½ years in prison in 2009 for robbing Casey’s General Store in DeKalb, and was paroled in December 2013.

His bond was set Wednesday at $75,000. Jones is next due in court Aug. 25.

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