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Crime & Courts

Man choked, threatened to kill woman, police say

Tadd W. Reiter
Tadd W. Reiter

SYCAMORE – A Shabbona man was being held on a $10,000 bond Wednesday after police say he choked and threw a woman multiple times over a period of months.

Tadd W. Reiter, 36, of the 100 block of Illini Street, was charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery after a woman reported several instances of violence between August and October, according to court records.

If convicted of the more serious crime of aggravated battery, Reiter could face up to seven years in prison.

According to court records, the first incident occurred either at the end of August or beginning of September, when the woman said Reiter placed two hands around her neck and shook her, and said he wanted to kill himself and the woman.

Several other incidents occurred over the following months, of choking and throwing, according to court records, including an incident in front of the woman’s children.

One of the children reported hearing Reiter tell the woman, “I could kill you,” according to court documents.

The woman told DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies that she believed Reiter might kill her, according to court records, and that Reiter had threatened to burn the house and her property.

Judge Robbin Stuckert set Reiter’s bond. If Reiter comes up with the $1,000 needed to get out of jail, she ordered him on pre-trial supervision and electronic home monitoring. He is barred from having contact with his accuser.

Reiter, in court via closed circuit TV, said he could only come up with $300

His next court date is 9 a.m. on Nov. 22.

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