PLAINFIELD, Ill. – A Plainfield man is facing multiple charges in connection with a violent attack on his girlfriend, as reported by Joliet police.
According to authorities, 52-year-old Jonah Madia has been charged with domestic battery, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, unlawful possession of ammunition, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm, endangering the life or health of a child, manufacture and delivery of cannabis, possession of cannabis, and possession of explosives following the incident.
The charges stem from an alleged incident in which Madia reportedly beat his girlfriend and threatened to shoot her at a home in Plainfield on Friday night.
Joliet police responded to a call at the home in the 6300 block of Clifton Court, where they discovered a disturbing scene. Upon their arrival, they were let into the two-story home by a 6-year-old child and after entering the residence, officers immediately heard a disturbance on the second floor.
During their investigation, police found that Madia had become angry with his girlfriend, physically assaulted her, and threatened her with a gun. He then proceeded to discharge the firearm multiple times, but fortunately, the woman was not struck by the gunfire.
As authorities took Madia into custody, they also discovered suspected cannabis and narcotics in the home. A subsequent search of the residence yielded over 800 grams of suspected cannabis, suspected LSD, commercial-grade fireworks, and ammunition.
The relationship between the suspect, the victim, and the child has not been disclosed by the authorities.