A man is facing multiple charges after threatening another man with what turned out to be a pellet rifle and assaulting a woman and then police officers in Round Lake Park, police said.
On Thursday at about 5:40 p.m., Round Lake Park police officers responded to the 100 block of Model Court in Round Lake Park for a report of an intoxicated man armed with a long rifle who was threatening the 911 caller.
When police arrived, they were met outside of the residence by a 48-year-old female and a 69-year-old male. They told police that Jason D. McSorely 43, of the 100 block of Model Court, was highly intoxicated and had pointed a “long rifle” at the male and had struck the female.
Responding officers saw McSorely through a window seated in the kitchen area but police did not see a weapon. Authorities said that officers made entry into house while one officer distracted McSorely and tried to speak to him from outside.
“As officers entered the offender charged them repeatedly yelling “shoot me”. The offender was eventually subdued and taken into custody,” Round Lake Park Police Chief George Filenko said in a statement.
Chief George Filenko also said that two rifles were recovered but they turned out to be pellet rifles.
McSorely was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer (Class 2 felony), domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor), resisting a peace officer (Class A misdemeanor), 2 counts of disorderly conduct (Class C misdemeanor), unlawful possession of cannabis (Class C misdemeanor), and four counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor).
McSorely is being held at Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond.