A West Side man has been charged with several felonies for attacking his physically disabled ex-girlfriend during a domestic dispute in late June, according to prosecutors.
Michael Torres, 54, is charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, and four counts of domestic battery, all felonies, according to a statement from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
According to prosecutors, Torres’ ex-girlfriend—who suffers from multiple sclerosis and other ailments—woke up on the morning of June 29 when she heard him arguing with her sister outside her home.
When she went outside, Torres choked her, then knocked her to the ground, causing her to injure her ribs on the front stairs, prosecutors said. Torres left and the woman immediately called 911.
Police issued an alert and Torres was later arrested, according to the statement.
Torres, of the 4000 block of West 24th Street, is being held in the Cook County Jail on a $25,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Aug. 4.