UPDATE: North Aurora Man Turns Himself in After Allegedly Choking, Threatening to Kill His Wife
The following information was supplied by the North Aurora Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A North Aurora man who is the foster child of Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner has been charged with domestic battery and interference reporting a domestic battery after an incident Sunday in which police say he choked and threatened to kill his wife.
North Aurora police reported to the 200 block of Magnolia Drive around 10:29 a.m. Sunday, March 3, for a report of a domestic dispute and spoke with a woman, who said her husband, Anthony J. Scotti, 35, had fled the scene in a vehicle after pushing her to the ground, choking her and threatening her life.
Scotti later turned himself in to the North Aurora Police Department, police said, and was booked and charged with the following Class A misdemeanors: one count of domestic battery causing bodily harm and one count of interference with reporting of domestic violence.
Scotti was taken to bond court at the Aurora Branch Court, 1200 E. Indian Trial, Aurora, Monday morning, and bond was set at $4,000, reports said.
Scotti was transferred to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office.
Weisner issued this statement:
“Formerly a ward of the state, Tony joined our family at age 14. He later became our foster child, living with us until age 18. I was saddened to learn of the allegations and do not condone violence of any kind,” the mayor said. “I love Tony and his wife very much and ask that you respect their privacy at this difficult time.”
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