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Man accused of choking one woman, slamming a car door on another

By Times Staff Report

An Illinois man accused of accused of battering two women Friday, including choking one and slamming the other’s head in the car door, has been charged with two misdemeanors and a felony.
Larry Gene Brink, 24, Lawrenceville, Ill., has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of battery and a class D felony count of strangulation. Those charges were filed Tuesday in Sullivan Superior Court.
Brink was arrested at 11:30 p.m. Friday by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department after officers were called to the incident that occurred during a party at a home on the 2000-block of South CR 200E.
SCSD Deputy Josh Cary responded to the call of a male, later identified as Brink, battering a female with a car door.
Cary located Brink, who admitted he had been drinking, in the home’s driveway.
“The suspect was not cooperative in answering any questions about the incident and kept demanding he be taken to jail,” Cary writes in his report. “The only statement the suspect made about the incident was that he ‘put a girl in the ditch.’”
The victims told police that Brink allegedly battered them. One accused him of punching her in the mouth, then strangling her until she almost lost consciousness. The other stated that she came to the aid of the other victim, then later Brink slammed a car door on her neck.
The women had no visible injuries, but complained of pain, Cary reported.
Brink remained jailed Tuesday night on $16,000 bond.

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