Man Accused of Choking Mother at Her East Peoria Home
A man is accused of choking his mother in front of his 11-year-old son because she bothered him while he was sleeping in her East Peoria home.
Thirty-four-year-old Justin Noward was charged Monday with aggravated domestic battery. The Pekin Daily Times reports that Noward has accumulated more than 14 years in prison sentences over the past 13 years, and he faces up to 14 years in prison if convicted as a repeat offender on the latest charge.
Court documents say Noward got on top of his mother and started choking her on Sunday after she entered a bedroom where he was sleeping to retrieve a laptop.
Noward is being held on a $20,000 bond and is expected to return to court Nov. 25. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.