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Aurora man charged in Batavia home invasion

Published: Friday, June 1, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Jason Ortiz, 28, of Auora, charged with two class x felonies in a home invasion, other charges.

BATAVIA – An Aurora man is being held on $500,000 bond in connection with a home invasion and the beating of a Batavia woman.

Jason M. Ortiz, 28, of the 700 block of Pine Street in Aurora, was charged Monday with two counts of felony home invasion. He was accused of intentionally breaking into the victim’s home on the 1300 block of Wilson Street to cause injury.

According to court records, Ortiz repeatedly punched and kicked a woman who lives there and punched a man in the face who was with her. The home invasion charges are Class X felonies, punishable by six to 30 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000 on each count.

Ortiz also was charged with felony trespass to residence knowing one or more people are present and felony unlawful restraint of the woman during a domestic battery in which he “went to lock the front door after saying he was going to kill [her] during a domestic battery, and then forcefully pulled [her] by the hair out of the bathroom that she had locked herself into for safety from” him, according to the police report.

Those felonies are punishable by one to three years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

Ortiz also was charged with two counts of domestic battery and battery to the other person in the house, all misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.

According to court records, if Ortiz is released on bail, he cannot have any contact with the victims, nor come any closer to 150 feet of the residence, and must surrender any firearms to police.

Ortiz is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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