Geneva Man Charged With Pummeling Male Family Member for 2-3 Minutes

The following information was supplied by the Geneva Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Geneva police arrested Patrick Ziegler, 32, of Geneva on charges of domestic battery bodily harm and domestic battery insulting or provoking contact after an incident at around 11:19 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 200 block of Ridge Lane, reports said.

According to reports, the victim told police Ziegler swore at and insulted him, then pushed him into a corner of the garage and punched him for two to three minutes. The victim “curled himself into a ball” to defend himself.

Reports said the victim did not have any noticeable physical injuries on his body.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity in Geneva, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. If you or a family member are charged with a crime or cited for a violation, and the charge or citation is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify Geneva editor Rick Nagel at rickn@patch.com and we will do follow-up reporting on the case.



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