Wilkie

Sean Wilkie

JASPER COUNTY — A DeMotte man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with battery by means of a deadly weapon on Wednesday.

Sean P. Wilkie, 27, was taken into custody for an incident that occurred in the evening hours of Feb. 10 at a residence approximately 4 1/2 miles northwest of Wheatfield, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.

JCSD responded to the residence regarding a domestic disturbance. During an investigation, a victim alleged that Wilkie had made “disparaging remarks” about her child. This led to a verbal altercation and the victim eventually separated herself from Wilkie by entering another room.

Wilkie allegedly followed the victim with a glass in hand and shattered it against the way before arguing with the victim again.

The victim said Wilkie picked up a piece of the shattered glass and charged into her, pushing her into a dresser.

The victim defended herself and Wilkie would eventually flee from the residence on foot.

Police said the victim had a cut to her collarbone and another one on her hand from the glass Wilkie had picked up.

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