A 28-year-old woman fought off sexual advances from a Bolingbrook man she had been dating for approximately one month, then had a handgun pointed at her before she was ordered to leave a bedroom in the 500 block of Monroe on Wednesday night, according to Bolingbrook police lieutenant Mike Rompa.
Rompa said Anthony J. Owens, 27, of 516 Monroe, Bolingbrook, was arrested by Bolingbrook police and charged with aggravated assault (felony), domestic battery/physical contact and unlawful restraint (felony) following the incident, which occurred at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.
"Allegedly, the victim was at the above location watching a movie with Anthony Owens," Rompa said. "She tried to move from the bed area to retrieve her phone and at that time Owens attempted to remove her clothing."
Rompa said the victim—a woman from Chicago—told Owens to stop.
"Owens then grabbed her from behind in a bear hug," Rompa said. "The victim began to scream so Owens released her, walked a short distance and opened a box. He then removed a handgun from the box and pointed it at her."
Rompa said Owens ordered the woman to leave the residence and threatened to shoot her if she did not leave. She fled the area and called police.
Rompa said officers located the woman, returned to the scene and took Owens into custody. He was transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility and was awaiting a bond hearing.
Owens had been dating the victim for approximately one month, according to Rompa.