Champaign man accused of hitting child who brought him drink without ice

Champaign man accused of hitting child who brought him drink without ice

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly struck a child for bringing him a drink without ice has been criminally charged.

Trevin Miller, 26, who listed an address in the 200 block of West Tremont Street, was arraigned Tuesday for aggravated battery to a child and two counts of domestic battery with a prior domestic-battery conviction in connection with events that allegedly happened at his home Friday involving two girls ages 10 and 14.

A Champaign police report said about 3:45 p.m. Friday, Miller asked a female relative to get him a drink, and when she delivered one without ice, he began to yell at her. He also began to yell at the girl's sister.

The report said at some point during the argument, Miller allegedly grabbed one of the girls and began to choke her, prompting the other to intervene to get him off her sister. He also allegedly threw a bottle of water at one girl and punched her in the right eye.

Aggravated battery is the more serious of the charges, carrying penalties upon conviction ranging from probation to two to five years in prison.

Court records show that Miller has prior convictions for aggravated driving under the influence, domestic battery and illegal consumption of liquor by a minor.

A judge set Miller's bond over the weekend at $30,000. He was told to be back in court April 10.

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