DeKALB – A DeKalb man is facing charges after police say he chased a woman with a bat, and threatened to hit her and police officers with it.
Damion J. Nabors, 29, of the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb, is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If convicted of the most serious crime, aggravates assault of a police officer, a Class 4 felony, Nabors could face up to three years in jail and fines up to $25,000.
According to DeKalb County court records, police were called to the 80 block of Ridge Drive shortly after 6:45 p.m. on June 3 for reports of a domestic disturbance. The alleged victim, a woman, told police Nabors was chasing her with a baseball bat, according to police reports.
She told officers she locked herself in her bedroom because she feared Nabors would hit her with the bat, and told police he had already hit the door with the bat and put a crack in the door.
Police reports state that when DeKalb police arrived at the apartment, the assailant allegedly “got in a fighting stance” with his hands up. Police reported that he threatened to fight an officer on the scene, and said he would beat them up. The man then went to the back of the apartment and began smashing items with the bat.
Neighbors appeared before a DeKalb County Circuit Court judge Thursday for a bond hearing, and was given a $10,000 bond. He would have to post $1,000 to get out of jail.
He’s next set to appear for a status hearing at 2 p.m. Aug. 18.