Quincy bar owner Steven Homan faces aggravated battery charge in attack on Joliet student Jazzpher Evans

QUINCY, Ill. (WLS) — A downstate Quincy bar owner has actually been charged with assaulting an university student from Joliet.

Jazzpher Evans states she suffered facial injuries and a concussion in the attack Easter weekend at “The Barn” in Quincy.

Evans spoke solely with ABC7’s Samantha Chatman about the occurrence. She stated she thinks she was assaulted due to the fact that she was Black.

“He didn’t even say anything to me at first,” she remembered. “The first thing he did was put his hands on me. He didn’t ask me to leave. He didn’t ask me what I was doing by the DJ booth. His first instinct was to shove me up against the gate.”

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She stated the bar owner cursed at her, tossed her to the ground, punched her and put her in a chokehold till she was unconscious.

The Adams County State’s lawyer charged bar owner Steven Homan with worsened battery.

The lawyer for Evans’ household stated they’re “encouraged” that charges are being submitted, calling this an initial step towards justice.

The household is preparing a tranquil rally and march in Quincy on Saturday.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.