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Batavia Twp. man charged with felony aggravated unlawful restraint

Preventing victim from leaving led to felony charge

Jonathan D. Garbarz was charged with felony aggravated unlawful restraint and misdemeanor domestic battery.
Jonathan D. Garbarz was charged with felony aggravated unlawful restraint and misdemeanor domestic battery.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Batavia Township man was charged with felony aggravated unlawful restraint for allegedly blocking a woman from getting into her vehicle and leaving, according to police and court records.

Jonathan D. Garbarz, 32, of the 2S300 block of Meadow Drive, Batavia Township, was also charged Jan. 19 with misdemeanor domestic battery in that he pushed against the victim with his body as she was attempting to get away from him and leave in her car, according to the charging documents.

Unlawful restraint is a Class 4 felony, punishable by one to three years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted.

Garbarz was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and was ordered not to have any contact with the victim, nor possess or consume alcohol or any controlled substances, court records show.

According to Kane County Sheriff’s reports, deputies were called to a church parking lot away from the residence house about 6:15 p.m.

The victim told deputies that when she tried to leave with her 17-month-old daughter, Garbarz came into the garage and said she could not leave and could not take his daughter, the report stated.

Though she got the baby buckled into her car seat, Garbarz allegedly stood in the door of her car to prevent her from closing the door, the report stated.

And when she ran around the car to the driver’s side, he got there first and leaned against the driver’s door with his body and said she could not leave, the report stated.

She opened the rear driver’s side door and climbed from the back seat to the center console and onto the driver’s seat, but Garbarz opened the driver’s door and half sat in the seat to stop her from leaving, the report stated.

She pushed him out of the car, but he refused to get out of the way and opened the driver’s door so it was touching the garage wall, the report stated.

She backed up a little bit, but the door gouged the garage wall and breaking the trim on the car door, the report stated.

She dialed 911 and told him what she was doing, the report stated.

“Jonathan then stepped out of the way of the door and slammed it on (her) leg, which was outside of the car,” the report stated.

“(She) stated she immediately felt pain, but wanted to leave so she backed out of the garage right away and continued to speak with the dispatchers on 911,” the report stated. “(Her) left leg had a visible red mark with what appeared to be swelling.”

When deputies spoke with Garbarz, “He only stated he did nothing wrong,” the report stated.
“Garbarz appeared to be intoxicated. … (His) fly was open on his pants, which appeared to have been saturated with urine prior to the deputies’ arrival,” the report stated.

Garbarz is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 29.

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