A Morris man has been arrested three times for domestic battery in the past year. In October of 2018, 39-year-old David Berkey was arrested for domestic battery by the Dwight Police Department after beating a female family member.
In that case, Berkey was sentenced to one year of conditional discharge. On January 2 of this year, Dwight police officers were dispatched to a hotel on E. Northbrook for a report of a domestic battery. Officials say Berkey battered the same female several times in the face at the aforementioned location. The victim was transported to Morris Hospital with serious injuries.
After an investigation, Berkey was arrested on a Grundy County warrant by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department on January 4. In the January case, Berkey pleaded guilty to Aggravated Domestic Battery, a class two felony, and was sentenced to 180 days in the Grundy County Jail with no day for day credit.
He was also placed on four years’ probation, must complete the 26-week Domestic Violence Diversion Program, participate in substance abuse and domestic violence treatment and comply will all recommendations.
The Morris Police Department arrested Berkey for domestic battery and criminal damage to property on September 16th. Investigators say Berkey allegedly struck a female victim two times over a two day period as well as damaged a door at a residence on Price Street in Morris.
The victim was transported to Morris Hospital for her injuries. Berkey remains in the Grundy County Jail on a $250,000 bond and has been charged with two counts of domestic battery, both class four felonies.