Francisco Tirado is accused of beating and choking a woman, holding a knife to the woman's throat and spitting on and threatening to kill her children, according to a news release from the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
Tirado was arrested Thursday after apparently falling asleep while the victim was still awake. She fled with her children and contacted police, the release said.
According to the release, public records show Tirado's arrest is the 65th time he has been arrested since 2001. Over those last 10 years, Tirado has been arrested on charges ranging from aggravated assault with a weapon and robbery to reckless conduct ant domestic battery causing bodily harm. He has also been charged with striking and spitting in the face of a law enforcement officer.
Tirado appeared in court on Friday and is being held on $300,000 bond. He is set to appear in court again on Friday, Oct. 7.