Man faces battery charge for attack at Jewel

April 24, 2018

KANKAKEE — Nicholas D. Gryczewski, of Watseka, was charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct for the April 13 attack of his ex-girlfriend while she worked at Jewel in Bourbonnais.

The 22-year-old Gryczewski’s bond was set at $35,000 by Judge Clark Erickson on Friday.

According to Prosecutor Jonathan Watson, Gryczewski and the victim dated four years before she ended the relationship recently.

Gryczewski entered the store and attacked the victim as she was working as a cashier.

Watson said Gryczewski grabbed her and threw her to the ground before jumping on her.

A male customer pulled Gryczewski off the victim.

Watson said Gryczewski pulled out a box cutter and began cutting himself, including his neck. Customers were able to wrestle the box cutter away.

Gryczewski was treated at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital for his injuries before he was released and arrested on Thursday.

He told the court he has lived in Watseka for a month.

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