- Associated Press - Thursday, November 12, 2015

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - 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 (https://bit.ly/1MLJF6Z ) 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.


Information from: Pekin Daily Times, https://www.pekintimes.com



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