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Police: Joliet man threatens ex-girlfriend with gun

Stephen Edwards, 35, Joliet
Stephen Edwards, 35, Joliet

A Joliet man allegedly knocked his ex-girlfriend unconscious and also threatened to kill her after holding a loaded gun to her head during an argument between the two, police said.

About 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, police officers went to the 2400 block of Walsh Way after receiving a report of a domestic battery, Joliet Deputy Police Chief Darrell Gavin said in an email.

When the officers arrived, they met with the alleged victim, who said she was suffering from head pain and dizziness because she was struck on the left side of her head by her ex-boyfriend, Stephen Edwards, 35, of Joliet, Gavin said.

Edwards and his ex-girlfriend were in argument that allegedly turned violent when he struck her in the head and she lost consciousness, Gavin said. At one point during the argument, Edwards went to the bedroom to retrieve his gun, he said.

Edwards then loaded his handgun and held it to his ex-girlfriend’s head, Gavin said. He had threatened “her life over and over again,” he said.

The victim was able to get away from Edwards and call 911, Gavin said.

Gavin said Edwards was located by the police after they met with the alleged victim. The officers arrested Edwards on a charge of aggravated domestic battery.

About 1:30 a.m., Edwards was booked into the Will County jail.

Edwards is scheduled to appear for a court hearing on his bond at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Will County Courthouse.

He was released from jail several hours later.

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