(ANTIOCH) A 43-year-old man who battered an Antioch police officer after a rescue call was arrested and was being held in Lake County Jail on Thursday on multiple aggravated battery charges.
Anthony Clark became combative with rescue personnel at 3:26 a.m. Monday at 272 Cedarwood Drive. When an Antioch officer tried to restrain him from attacking a emergency medical technician, he Clark allegedly knocked an officer to the ground where he struck his head and lost consciousness for a short period of time.
Clark was transported for a psychiatric exam based on statements he made at the scene. The officer had a concussion, severely bruised ribs and a hyper-extended elbow. He was treated and released from the hospital.
A warrant for Clark’s arrest then was obtained for aggravated battery to a police officer, two counts of aggravated battery to a rescue squad member, and two counts of aggravated battery. He could face three to five years in jail and a $25,000 fine.
“Anyone who assaults a law enforcement officer or any other emergency services personnel should expect a swift and deliberate response. This will not be tolerated and leniency during the sentencing phase will not be an option,” said Antioch Police Chief Craig Somerville.
--Lake County News-Sun
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