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Joliet D-204 board member, former girlfriend agree to no contact order

Angel Contreras[]

JOLIET – A Joliet school and housing authority board member and a woman he’s accused of abusing have agreed to a two-month no contact order.

Attorneys representing both parties said to Will County Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre Wednesday they came to an agreement on a 60-day no contact order where Angel C. Contreras, 31, would stay away from his former girlfriend.

Contreras sits on the Joliet Township High School District 204 and Housing Authority of Joliet boards.

A hearing on whether to extend the order of protection filed against Contreras, who’s also facing a charge of domestic battery, was continued to Nov. 15.

An Aug. 25 hearing on the protective order against Contreras was postponed while his attorneys sought police records on the domestic battery incident.

Contreras’ former girlfriend filed the protective order against him on Aug. 4 after he allegedly grabbed her by the arm, left significant bruising, pinned her to bed rails and broke one of her stitches, which caused bleeding.

She said she’s afraid he will retaliate against her and she thought she “ruined the secondary relationship he was having.”

The two broke up on June 23 after he allegedly brought a woman over to her house with friends and threw a party that caused property damage, according to her protective order.

A warrant on a domestic battery charge was issued for Contreras’ arrest stemming from the incident that occurred on Aug. 3. He surrendered to police Aug. 16.