Bond was set at $ 500,000 on April 5 for an Aurora man accused of strangling his girlfriend and shooting her car in March, authorities said.
Elyas Taha, 29, of Aurora, was charged with one-time armed violence, one major discharge of a firearm, and one-time major strangulation of household batteries, according to a DuPage County prosecutor’s press release. Taha’s next appearance in court is scheduled for May 13th.
At 9:09 a.m. on March 25, Aurora police responded to a call reporting shots fired at the 2,600 block of County Oaks Court. After investigating the incident, police officers said Taha and his girlfriend got into an argument in which he beat her several times and choked her for fifteen seconds, the press release said.
After Taha released her, she shot two shots in the driver’s side taillight of her car and one in the driver’s side of the rear bumper, authorities said. While Taha shot at the car, his girlfriend was standing next to the driver’s side, the press release said.
Taha then fled the scene on foot. Aurora police found him still in the neighborhood 20 minutes after arriving at the scene and took him into custody, according to a press release.