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Police: Man’s finger bitten off when he tries to choke girlfriend

Police arrested a North Lawndale resident Friday afternoon at a Southwest Side hospital where he went for treatment after having his finger bitten off during a domestic fight.

Jerry L. Stevenson, 37, is accused of strangling his estranged girlfriend Friday inside his residence in the 1600 block of South Hamlin, according to court documents and prosecutors.

The woman told responding police officers that Stevenson was loading and unloading a shotgun inside his home when he threatened her and her twin children, according to court documents.

When she tried to run away, Stevenson chased her down and attempted to strangle her, court documents said. Stevenson tried to choke the woman by putting a finger in her mouth, but she bit off the finger, court documents and prosecutors said.

Police found Stevenson at Saint Anthony Hospital, where doctors reattached the finger, court documents and prosecutors said.

Stevenson — a known gang member and registered sexual offender — was charged with aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery and simple assault.

Stevenson appeared in bond court Sunday with his hand wrapped in a bandage. Judge Maria Kuriakos-Cecil ordered him held on $200,000 bond.

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