Champaign man charged after alleged attack involving machete

Champaign man charged after alleged attack involving machete

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly cut his girlfriend with a machete has been charged with aggravated battery and domestic battery.

Judge John Kennedy ordered Bradley Lee, 36, who listed and address in the 1000 block of Pomona Drive, to get a GPS monitoring device if he is released from jail.

Lee was arrested Monday not far from the home where he was staying with a woman.

Assistant State's Attorney Bridget Schott said the woman told Champaign police that Lee accused her of infidelity, hit her in the eye, and held a machete to her neck.

After calling her a disparaging name, he dumped the contents of the kitchen garbage can on her and threw bottles on the floor breaking them, Schott said.

The woman received cuts to her feet trying to escape the house. Schott said police also observed she had a swollen and black eye, and a cut to her neck.

Although police did not find a machete in the house, they found a sheath for one.

Kennedy set Lee's bond at $100,000 and told him to be back in court Nov. 26 for a probable cause hearing.

Schott said Lee had convictions for aggravated driving under the influence, DUI, possession of a stolen vehicle, criminal damage, and theft.

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