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Crime & Courts

Woodridge man charged with beating girlfriend in front of daughter at Downers Grove arcade

Kavin Choice, 24, of the 7000 block of Woodward Avenue, Woodridge, is charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and one count of aggravated battery in a public place after allegedly beating his girlfriend Feb. 23 at a Downers Grove arcade in front of the couple's 3-year-old daughter.
Kavin Choice, 24, of the 7000 block of Woodward Avenue, Woodridge, is charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and one count of aggravated battery in a public place after allegedly beating his girlfriend Feb. 23 at a Downers Grove arcade in front of the couple's 3-year-old daughter.

Bond was set at $75,000 Feb. 26 for a Woodridge man who allegedly beat his girlfriend at a Downers Grove arcade in front of the couple's 3-year-old daughter.

Kavin Choice, 24, of the 7000 block of Woodward Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery and one count of aggravated battery in a public place, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Fun Zone, 2011 63rd St. A video from the arcade's security cameras shows Choice engage in an argument with the woman and allegedly punch her in the face, Darrah said.

"She went down on the first punch, and he kept beating her," he said.

Choice allegedly struck the woman about 10 times. After the alleged beating, he picked up his daughter and left the arcade, Darrah said.

The victim suffered chipped teeth and bruises to the face and head, he said.

Arcade employees called 911, but Choice was not found until the morning of Feb. 25, when police learned he was in custody in a neighboring county on unrelated charges, according to media reports.

If Choice posts bond, he will not be allowed to have any contact with his daughter, and he will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device, Darrah said.

Choice will be arraigned March 14.

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