Joliet man surrenders on battery charges: cops

Woman hospitalized with head injury after battery incident, police said

A Joliet man surrendered to police after he was charged with battering a relative and causing her to suffer a serious head injury, police said.

On Friday, Albert Brooks, 46, turned himself in at the Joliet Police Department after a warrant was issued for his arrest on aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery charges, according to a Joliet police news release.

On May 11, officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of McRoberts Street for a welfare check on Brooks, police said.

“Officers checked the interior of the residence at which time they located a female adult victim with a serious head injury,” police said.

Officers called an ambulance to the scene and the woman was taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

Officers determined Brooks battered the woman, who is a family member, police said.

A short time later, officers responded to the 300 block of North Ottawa Street and learned Brooks had “jumped out of a window, causing serious injuries,” police said.

He was taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, police said.

Police said the injuries to Brooks’ face occurred prior to police contact.

Brooks remains locked up in the Will County jail on a $400,000 bond.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News