Man charged with domestic battery after Park Manor SWAT standoff

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Charges have been filed against the man arrested Wednesday morning after barricading himself inside a home for nearly three hours in the South Side Park Manor neighborhood.

James Vaughn, 31, is charged with one felony count each of domestic battery and unlawful restraint, according to a statement from Chicago police. He is also charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and simple assault.

James Vaughn | Chicago police

James Vaughn | Chicago police

Authorities were initially called about 8:30 a.m. after Vaughn punched a woman in the right eye in the 7100 block of South Rhodes Avenue, police said. He also kicked the woman and refused to let her leave the home.

A SWAT team was called after he barricaded himself inside the home with the woman, police said. The woman and a baby were eventually brought out of the home safely and taken to a hospital to be checked out.

Vaughn, who lives in the block where the standoff occurred, was eventually taken into custody at 11:10 a.m., police said.

The standoff prompted a lockdown at the nearby Park Manor Elementary School, 7037 S. Rhodes, police said. The lockdown was lifted after Vaughn’s arrest.

Vaughn is being held without bail at Cook County Jail, according to the Cook Countysheriff’s office. His next court date was scheduled for Wednesday.

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