Man Arrested After Allegedly Punching Woman and Striking Her with Car

Park Forest, IL–(ENEWSPF)– A Chicago Heights man was arrested following an incident where he allegedly punched a woman and then struck her with a car, according police.

Police were dispatched to a residence in the 100 block of Sauk Trail at 10:21 p.m. to investigate a report of a fight. Upon arrival, Officer Lara observed a woman sitting in the driveway with her back up against a vehicle with blood coming from her nose and mouth area, according to police.

A witness told police that Joseph Conley, 29, 14 W. 26th St., Chicago Heights, went to the store to pick up some milk for a baby. When he returned, the woman and Conley began arguing and pushing each other back and forth, according to police. According to police, Conley allegedly struck the woman with a closed fist multiple times. The witness called 911, at which point Conley left the residence and got into his vehicle, which was in the driveway.

According to police, the woman who had been allegedly struck by Conley exited the residence and ran in front of the vehicle, attempting to block it from leaving by putting her arms out. At this point, Conley allegedly accelerated the vehicle and struck the woman, according to police. As she rolled up onto the hood of the vehicle, Conley stopped the vehicle, and she rolled off the passenger side of the hood onto the side of the road, according to police. At this point, Conley allegedly drove around her and left the scene, driving eastbound on Sauk Trail, according to police.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., the Park Forest Police Department received a call of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway of a house in the 300 block of Osage Street. Detective Beilke arrived on the scene and recognized the driver in the vehicle to be Joseph Conley. Conley was taken into custody and the vehicle was inventoried before being towed. During the inventory search, Detective Beilke located suspect cocaine on the driver’s seat of the vehicle, according to police.

Joseph Conley, 29, 14 W. 26th St., Chicago Heights, was arrested on April 18 and charged with domestic battery, interfering with a report of domestic battery, driving while license was suspended, and possession of a controlled substance.