Man sentenced to probation for punching, kicking woman

Man sentenced to probation for punching, kicking woman

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted hitting the mother of his child at a Rantoul home has been sentenced to 30 months of probation.

In exchange for Javontae D. Williams' plea to domestic battery with a prior domestic battery conviction, Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton agreed to dismiss aggravated battery and attempted murder charges that alleged Williams hurt the woman's nephew.

Williams, 22, of the 2900 block of West John Street, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge Heidi Ladd to hitting Tamika Whitt, 32, at her home in the 600 block of Heath Drive in Rantoul on July 9.

Assistant State's Attorney Dan Clifton said they argued and he pushed her to the floor, punching and kicking her in the presence of her children.

Clifton said Whitt's nephew, Antoine Boswell, 20, went looking for Williams and confronted him at a home on Pheasant Ridge Drive in Rantoul about what had happened to his aunt.

The men argued and Williams allegedly stabbed Boswell in the upper left chest. Clifton said Boswell later indicated to him that he was not willing to cooperate in the prosecution of the charges related to his argument with Williams.

Clifton said Williams was also sentenced to 43 days in jail and given credit for time served.

He had prior misdemeanor convictions for obstructing identification, criminal trespass and domestic battery.

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volts10 wrote on August 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm

He had prior misdemeanor convictions for obstructing identification, criminal trespass and domestic battery.

Drop the more serious charges, give him probation, let him continue his pattern.