Man Chokes Girlfriend, Mother Cuts Daughter in Unrelated Attacks: Police

The two aggravated battery cases, both of which started with arguments, took place over the weekend, Joliet Police Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

Two Joliet people were arrested over the weekend for attacking household members, and in one case an 8-year-old child had to call Joliet police, Cmdr. Rich Demick said.

In the first case, Kevin R. House, 30, of 1511 Mason, was intoxicated and watching the Super Bowl game at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Demick said. The pair began arguing, and House allegedly pushed the woman against the wall and told her, "If you want to act like a man, I'll treat you like a man," Demick said.

When she slapped him in self-defense, House allegedly wrapped his hands around the woman's neck and began choking her, Demick said. As she gasped for air, he released her, pounded her into the wall and began choking her again, he said.

The woman's 8-year-old son called 911, and House fled, Demick said. He was picked up by police at about 7 a.m. Monday and arrested on charges of aggravated battery and domestic battery.

The victim did not require treatment for her injuries. The topic of the fight is not known, Demick said.

House is being held in the Will County jail. His bond will be set at a hearing Tuesday afternoon.

In the second case, Rose A Jones, 54, of 708 3rd Ave., had been out shopping with her 17-year-old daughter and the two began fighting as they returned home at about 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Demick said.

As they walked up the steps into the house, Jones allegedly kicked the girl in the face, he said.

"When they got inside, (Jones) picked up a knife and started swinging it around," Demick said.

The blade struck the victim in the right hand, he said. Both that injury and the laceration to the girl's head required medical treatment, he said.

Again, police do not know the topic of the argument or what provoked Jones' alleged behavior, Demick said.

Jones was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery. She is being held in the Will County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.



Single Mom February 05, 2013 at 07:41 PM
OMG did Maury open the gates of Stupidity and Trash and let these people out in Joliet?
Outlaw February 07, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Bitter Beer Faces!
Marilynn Reinhardt April 11, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Kevin House's girlfriend should look for a higher class of a boyfriend. Maybe the next time he wants to get rowdy, he'll pick on her son instead of her. Get rid of the bum before that happens. Any man who lays a hand on a woman forcing her son to call 911 belongs behind bars and definitely not around children! Wake up, girlfriend!!
John Roberts April 11, 2013 at 02:16 PM
lmao....people are people...and in the end..Love prevails and its snuggle tme..lmao...women hitting man,man hitting woman been going on since mankind existed...fine people,throw them in jail,prison,take away rights and in the end..Love wins again...especially with a kid...
John Roberts April 11, 2013 at 02:20 PM
SO what your saying is if your kids ever get caught up in a domestic violence then they should have their kids taken? and if you get your grandkids then you can not let them see your son,So your in the middle breaking your grandkids hearts and your sons heart...in the end you will lose both...all because the 2 spouses couldn't get along and got into it...and after you kept the kids from the parents it will be you both resent...while they get together and piece back together their lives with their kids.


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