Heights Man Accused of Whipping Woman with Belt

The man was arrested after he returned to the scene and attacked a second woman, according to the report.

David Balderas, 32, of the 100 block East 23rd Street, was arrested and charged with battery and domestic battery after he whipped a woman with a belt on Oct. 23, according to police. 

A 22-year-old Chicago Heights woman told police Balderas, who is her ex-boyfriend, came to her home to remove his belongings but ended up getting into an argument with her about her property. Balderas then slapped the woman across the face, grabbed a belt and started whipping her with it, according to the report. Police saw the woman's hand bleeding and red marks on her arm but when they checked the residence, Balderas was gone.

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Two hours later, police were called to the same residence, this time by the victim's sister who was watching over the woman's belongings. When Balderas showed up again, the sister walked with him inside the residence to ensure he would not steal anything, according to the report. Balderas then became angry, grabbed the sister by her hair and dragged her across the porch, according to the report.

Balderas fled again but was apprehended on 24th Street and taken into custody, police said. He is scheduled to appear at Markham Courthouse on Nov. 15.

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