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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man convicted of domestic battery jailed on new charges

Darris J. Flores, 25, of DeKalb
Darris J. Flores, 25, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – Months after being convicted of domestic battery of a woman, a DeKalb man is in DeKalb County jail on fresh charged he beat up another woman.

Darris J. Flores, 25, of the 400 block of East Taylor Street, has been charged with aggravated domestic battery and, if convicted, he could face three to seven years in prison, and if he does prison time, he'd be on parole four years.

Police say in court records that just before noon Aug. 1 at Flores' apartment, he attacked his girlfriend while she was showering and getting ready for a job interview, because she wanted to go alone. The records show he slammed her down in the basin before choking her, and that photos of her injuries backed up her report.

By the time officers arrived, Flores had fled. He was arrested on a warrant Saturday, and Judge Bradley Waller ruled during a bond hearing Saturday morning that Flores be held on $75,000 bond. If he posts $7,500 bail to be released, he'll be placed on electronic home monitoring and be barred contact with the victim.

Flores was convicted in DeKalb County on April 12 for domestic battery, court records show. He was sentenced to two years of probation, and was ordered to attend domestic violence classes.

Flores is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

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