WOODSTOCK – A judge on Tuesday refused to reduce the bond for a Chicago man accused of hitting a pregnant woman and threatening to kill her.
Timothy Lee Jr., 30, of the 300 block of West 108th Street, Chicago, appeared in court Tuesday with public defender Angelo Mourelatos.
Judge Sharon Prather denied a request to reduce Lee’s bond, and it remains $25,000. Lee must post $2,500 bail to be released from the McHenry County Jail, where he remained Tuesday evening.
Prather denied the request after listening to details surrounding the charges.
Mourelatos declined to comment on the ruling.
On Aug. 19, a woman reported that Lee had threatened her and punched her twice in the face.
He is charged with domestic battery and unlawful restraint – both of which typically are punishable by one to three years in prison, charging documents show.
It was about 10 p.m. Aug. 19 when the woman awoke to Lee’s yelling, according to her statements in an order of protection filed in McHenry County court.
Lee entered the woman’s Woodstock home. He shouted and broke several items, according to the order of protection. Lee threatened to kill the woman and “beat that baby” out of her, the woman claimed in the request for an order of protection.
He then choked her until she began to black out, she wrote in the request. The woman also wrote that she was afraid what Lee would have done if she had lost consciousness.
The woman was able to run to a nearby gas station on Seminary Avenue and call the police, she wrote in the order of protection, which was vacated Sept. 11.
Lee has a previous domestic battery conviction from 2010 in Cook County.
He is due in court Dec. 13.