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Plano man faces 5 felonies: Punching 8-months pregnant woman in stomach in Sugar Grove

Man also charged with 5 counts of domestic battery

Donyell G. Chatman was charged with five felony counts of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and five misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.
Donyell G. Chatman was charged with five felony counts of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and five misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Plano man was charged Sept. 14 with five counts of felony aggravated battery of a woman who is eight months pregnant with his child, Kane County Sheriff’s reports and court records show.

The charging documents allege that Donyell G. Chatman, 24, of the 900 block of Christopher Street, Plano punched the woman on the left side and the right side of her pregnant stomach while knowing she was pregnant.

Chatman is also charged with one count of aggravated battery of a pregnant victim by grabbing her by the back of her head and trying to push her face into the steering wheel of the vehicle she was driving, according to the charging documents.

The charging documents state that the victim braced herself to prevent her face from striking the steering wheel.

The five charges are all Class 3 felonies, punishable by two to five years in prison and fines up to $25,000, if convicted.

Chatman was also charged with five counts of misdemeanor domestic battery of a family member – two which cause bodily harm and three of making physical contact of an insulting nature – according to the charging documents.

Sheriff’s deputies were first called to the area of Jericho and Ashe Road in Sugar Grove Township shortly before 2 p.m. Sept. 13 when Chatman called 911 to report that his unborn child’s mother tried to run him over with her white 2012 Chevrolet Cruz, the report stated.

The woman also called 911 to report she was the victim of a battery, the report stated.

When deputies arrived, they met with Chatman and the other woman whom he is currently dating and who is also pregnant by him, the report stated.

The current girlfriend told deputies that the former girlfriend purposely struck her silver 2007 Chevrolet HHR with the white Cruz.

Chatman told deputies he got into an argument with the former girlfriend and she let him out of the car. After he got out, she attempted to strike him with the vehicle but he jumped partially out of the way.

Chatman had called his current girlfriend to come get him, which is why she arrived at the scene, the report stated.

When he got into the current girlfriend’s car, they drove past the former girlfriend.

And when they stopped at the stop sign at Ashe and Jericho road, the former girlfriend drove towards her, struck the passenger side and then left going east on Jericho Road, the report stated.

Another deputy pulled the former girlfriend over. She denied intentionally hitting the the other car, the report stated.

She was taken to AMITA Health Mercy Medical Center Aurora, the report stated.

Later at the hospital, the woman told deputies that Chatman asked her to drive him around while he delivered food to earn some extra money.

While they were driving around, she – his former girlfriend – received a call from a male friend, which upset Chatman and they argued, the report stated.

She told him she was done driving him around and would take him home; he wanted one more delivery, but she told him no, the report stated.

When he realized she really was driving him home, he got mad, the report stated.

While they were driving west on Jericho Road toward Ashe Road, she told deputies he grabbed her by the back of the head and tried to slam her face into the steering wheel while she was driving, the report stated.

She told him to get out of her car and he punched the left side of her pregnant stomach with a closed fist and said an expletive against the baby, adding, “I spit on him, I want no part, your baby ain’t going to have no daddy,’” the report stated.

She told Chatman to get out of the car and he punched her again, this time on the right side of her pregnant stomach, the woman told deputies, according to the report.

She parked her car and got out because Chatman refused to get out; she told him she was calling police and Chatman said he was calling police, too, the report stated.

The woman told deputies she did not make contact with Chatman with her vehicle as he alleged, the report stated.

The woman told deputies that she tried to leave when she saw the silver Chevy and accidentally struck its side, the report stated.

Chatman was released on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 15.

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