Man Arrested for Assault, Breaks Woman’s Phone in Joliet Domestic Incident

Joliet, Illinois – A 28-year-old man from Plainfield Kenicott Lane has been arrested for the fourth time since 2021, with the most recent charge involving allegations of violence towards a woman in Joliet. Dionte Reed is facing charges of aggravated domestic battery and interference with the reporting of domestic violence after reportedly choking a woman and breaking her cell phone, leading her to call for help using a landline, according to arrest reports.

The incident unfolded during a domestic disturbance at a residence on Lemorr Avenue in Joliet on March 7. Reports from Joliet police indicate that Reed physically assaulted the woman, hitting her and attempting to choke her. Despite the destruction of her cell phone, the victim managed to contact 911 from a landline. Reed fled the scene but was apprehended by officers near Midland Avenue and Campbell Street without resistance.

In addition to the recent charges, Reed was found to have an active arrest warrant in Will County for previous DUI charges. This latest arrest marks Reed’s fourth encounter with the Will County Jail in a span of just over a year.

Following his arrest, Reed was released over the weekend under the conditions outlined in the SAFE-T-Act, pending his next appearance at the Will County Courthouse. The Joliet police department, led by spokesman Dwayne English, commended the swift response of officers in apprehending Reed and ensuring the safety of the victim.

Concerns over domestic violence and the cycle of abuse highlight the importance of authorities swiftly responding to such incidents. The case serves as a reminder of the need for support services and resources for victims of domestic violence to break free from dangerous situations and seek justice. Authorities are urging anyone experiencing domestic violence to seek help and report incidents promptly to prevent further harm.