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Women allegedly burned, threatened

One woman was burned with a cigarette and another threatened with a knife in separate domestic disputes this past week in Hillsboro, according to police.

A 29-year-old Hillsboro man was arrested early Sunday for allegedly threatening to kill his girlfriend if she called police to report that he had hurt her.

Dustin Michael Steele allegedly pushed his girlfriend, causing her to hit her head, during a domestic dispute Saturday evening in the 400 block of W. B St.

Later, while holding a knife, he allegedly threatened to kill her if she called police.

The girlfriend instead texted her brother, who notified police, according to monitored police transmissions.

Steele had left the residence before Hillsboro police arrived, but a sheriff’s deputy, who had been called along with a Marion officer to provide backup, located him in the 100 block of S. Ash St., where the Hillsboro officer earlier had seen a group of people congregating.

Steele was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

He was released after noon Monday on $5,000 surety bond pending a July 2 court appearance.

In an earlier incident, a 28-year-old Hillsboro resident was arrested Thursday evening after he allegedly burned a former girlfriend with a cigarette during a domestic dispute in the 300 block of N. Main St.

According to police, the girlfriend had told Luis C. Perez not to come to her residence, but he arrived anyway and began taking furniture.

When she attempted to stop him, he allegedly burned her.

Perez was jailed and released the next afternoon without bond.

Offense reports list charges of aggravated burglary and domestic battery, but jail records indicate only that he was arrested on suspicion of battery. No court date was listed.

Last modified June 21, 2018