Plainfield man who violently attacked girlfriend arrested on multiple charges: police

<div>Jonah Madia, 52, was arrested on a string of charges.</div> <strong>(Joliet PD)</strong>
Jonah Madia, 52, was arrested on a string of charges.
(Joliet PD)

JOLIET, Ill. - Plainfield man who threatened his girlfriend with a gun and attacked her is facing a slew of charges, according to Joliet police.

Jonah Madia, 52, was arrested Friday for the following:

  • Domestic battery

  • Unlawful use of a weapon by felon

  • Unlawful possession of ammunition

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

  • Aggravated discharge of a firearm

  • Endangering the life or health of a child

  • Manufacture and delivery of cannabis

  • Possession of cannabis

  • Possession of explosives

His charges stem from Feb. 9, when officers were called at 8:48 p.m. to a home in the 6300 block of Clifton Court for a loud disturbance.

A 6-year-old child let officers inside the home, where they heard an argument on the second floor.

Police say they went upstairs and found Madia in a bedroom. He was detained, and his 38-year-old girlfriend was in another bedroom.

During the investigation, police say Madia was angry and grabbed his girlfriend by her hair before slamming her against a wall.

She fell to the floor and the situation escalated when Madia reached for a handgun. Police say he pointed it at her and made threats.

Madia then fired the gun twice into the bathroom floor and once into the bedroom floor. No injuries were reported.

As police were arresting Madia, they found over 800 grams of suspected cannabis, suspected LSD, commercial-grade fireworks and ammunition.

Madia is currently being held in the Will County Jail.