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Crime & Courts

CL man sentenced for battery

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man pleaded guilty Thursday to battery of his ex-girlfriend and was sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge.

Kevin S. Lockwood, 53, also was ordered to pay a $250 fine, complete a partner abuse evaluation and comply with any recommendations for domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Prosecutors dropped other, more serious charges against Lockwood, including kidnapping and unlawful restraint. In March, police responded to the 41-year-old victim’s Woodstock apartment on Leah Lane.

Police said the woman earlier had a heated conversation with Lockwood and that he went to her door. Lockwood allegedly forced the woman from her apartment and into a vehicle, with her live-in boyfriend chasing after them. By tracing cellphones, police said they found Lockwood and the woman at the River Inn Motel in Fox River Grove.

The woman suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment, police said.

– Sarah Sutschek

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