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Cops: Lockport woman orchestrates attack on ex-boyfriend

Alexis Drowns
Alexis Drowns

A Lockport woman invited her ex-boyfriend to her home so six men could attack him for harassing her, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.

At about 4 p.m. Monday, deputies spoke with a 19-year-old man who claimed he was attacked by acquaintances of his ex-girlfriend, Alexis M. Drowns, 19, at her residence on West 159th Street, said sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

Drowns allegedly asked her ex-boyfriend to visit her so they could talk, Hoffmeyer said. After he arrived, he stood by his vehicle when Drowns came outside, she said.

Six men also exited Drowns’ home, Hoffmeyer said. They prevented her ex-boyfriend from getting back in his car, she said.

The six men attacked the ex-boyfriend but he was eventually able to get in his car and drive away, Hoffmeyer said. One of the men had “some kind of object” he used to strike the ex-boyfriend and damage his car, she said.

The deputies spoke with Drowns, who admitted to setting up her ex-boyfriend, claiming she did so because he had been harassing her, Hoffmeyer said.

None of the six men were at Drowns’ home at the time the deputies spoke with her and they have not been arrested, she said.

Drowns was arrested and booked into the Will County jail shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday. She was released about an hour later on $15,000 bond, according to county jail records.

On Friday, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office filed charges of reckless conduct and battery against Drowns.

Hoffmeyer said the case remains under investigation.

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