Geneva police arrested Jeffrey Modeski, 32, of Geneva on charges of unlawful restraint, and two counts each of domestic battery bodily harm and domestic battery insulting or provoking contact in the 1000 block of Westfield Course around 4 p.m. Sept. 1, Geneva police reports said.
According to the synopsis sheet, the victim arrived at her estranged husband’s residence in order to take custody of her two children as well as to remove personal belongings from the residence.
She was removing clothing from the master bedroom when Modeski blocked her from leaving the bedroom, reports said. He again tried to block her passage in the hallway, but she was able to rush past him under his arm, but she fell down a stairway and landed on the first-floor landing.
The report said Modeski descended the stairs
and began to pick up one of the children, but the victim was able to pull the
child free and began running to the garage entry door when Modeski pushed her
in the back, sending her and the child forward and striking their heads on a
wall. “She was then able to leave the
residence with (the child),” reports said.
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