Man Stalked, Threatened His Ex, Police Say

Navell Griffin was arrested after threatening his former girlfriend with a broken CD case and attempting to force her to get money for him, Joliet police said.

Almost immediately after a University Park man was warned by a Will County judge to have no contact with his former girlfriend, he was forcing himself into her car and threatening her with a broken CD case, Joliet Police Cmdr. Al Roechner said.

Navell M. Griffin, 23, was driven to the Monday court hearing by the woman, even though she is involved in the charge of harrassment by telephone that Griffin is currently facing, Roechner said.

However, the woman planned to leave by herself when Griffin climbed into her car and used the piece of broken plastic to threaten to kill her if she did not drive to her grandmother's house in Markham and get $5,000 he could use to free his cousin from jail on bond, he said.

The victim, who has children with Griffin, did as she was told but when she went into her grandmother's house, she opted to call the police rather than obtain the money for him, Roechner said.

Markham police took Griffin into custody and drove him to back to Joliet, where he was charged with stalking, assault and violation of bail bond.



GlockG22Shoots40s April 10, 2013 at 02:59 PM
WHY oh why would anyone be so stupid as to drive someone you are taking to court to the hearing. How does that conversation go? "Hey, why don't you get in my car and I'll take you to the courthouse so they can give you a restraining order to stay away from me?"???? If you need a restraining order, don't let the idiot in your car or near you in the first place. SHEESH
Kelly O' April 10, 2013 at 04:15 PM
Read the story again. It said she planned to leave by herself but he climbed in the car and threatened her. She didn't let him in the car.
Barb O April 10, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Yeah but she still took him there in the first placwe.. Duhh!!
GlockG22Shoots40s April 10, 2013 at 04:43 PM
MY point exactly.
GlockG22Shoots40s April 10, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Read my comment again. I asked why she would take him to court in the first place.
Kristine Neumann April 10, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Every time I think I've heard everything, something like this happens. I still can't belive she drove him to court! Is she mentally deficient? And she has children with him?
Cody Cutright April 10, 2013 at 06:26 PM
First of all dude look corny as Jaleel White when he turns into Urkel. Second of all I blame her for messing with a lame psychopath , she gets what she deserves. Ps: she prolly gone put money on his books for packs of noodles an say he threatened her again.
darla black lopez April 10, 2013 at 06:39 PM
The dynamics of DV are so complicating,the mental and physical trama that cycles around with control. If anyone has read up the the cycle of abuse its such a heart tugging cycle. Its wonderful to hear she's ok and her children are ok,you will be in my prayers. Stay strong!
yummyshaun April 10, 2013 at 07:58 PM
This bitch stupid as hell
Lizabeth April 10, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I agree, Darla. It can be a long, windy road, and everyone else can see the truth far before you do, when you are in an abusive relationship. It can be blinding.
J. Ann April 10, 2013 at 08:42 PM
I believe it's called co-dependent, and she could use counseling to get her through to the other side of sanity. As for him, he needs definite help, too, before worse things get charged to his account. Yes, I agree with the others--prayer is in order for both--and especially the children!
Wayne May 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM


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