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Man accused of beating girlfriend, dragging her by the hair

Violent and property crime stats for Illinois

According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.
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According to data from the FBI, property and violent crimes continue to decrease in Illinois, though the violent crime's are still slightly higher than the national average.

A man accused of beating and choking his girlfriend before pulling her through a house by her hair to throw her outside has been charged.

Brandon D. Johnson, 24, was charged with aggravated domestic battery involving strangulation, a Class 4 felony, on Wednesday.

He also faces one count of unlawful restraint, another Class 4 felony, and three counts of domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor, according to a news release from the East St. Louis Police Department.

The release states that a woman initially told police about her accusations against Johnson on Nov. 16.

Johnson’s bond was set at $50,000.

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