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Bloomington man beat his girlfriend with her walking cane, police say

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Robert Coone

Robert Coone, 25, of Bloomington, is accused of beating his girlfriend and fracturing her foot with her walking cane, and punching her in the face. Coone is charged with one count of aggravated domestic battery, three counts of aggravated battery, and two counts of domestic battery.

BLOOMINGTON — Domestic battery charges are pending for a Bloomington man after police say he beat his girlfriend on two occasions.

Robert Coone, 25, is accused of punching and knocking his physically disabled girlfriend onto a bed, then “repeatedly” striking her legs with her wooden walking cane, resulting in a fractured foot on March 29, prosecutors said in court.

Another argument on April 7 led to Coone “repeatedly” punching her face, prosecutors said.

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Coone was jailed without bond, pending a domestic violence risk assessment.

He was ordered to have no contact with the victim.

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A bond review hearing is set for April 14, and an arraignment is scheduled for May 7.


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