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Gang member who threatened woman tasered after running from police near Antioch

Stephen T. Hood, 26, of Zion.

A gang member who threatened a woman at her Lake Villa home was tased and arrested after running from a responding Lake County sheriff’s deputy in Antioch.

Stephen T. Hood, 26, of the 2900 block of Emmaus Avenue in Zion, was charged with attempting to flee and elude, obstructing a peace officer and driving while license suspended.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded on June 13 around 7:40 p.m. to the 37200 block of North Route 83 in unincorporated Lake Villa for a call of two unwanted subjects at the residence.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the 911 caller told dispatchers that two subjects, one of whom was identified as Hood, were at her back door threatening her.

Covelli said that the two subjects, who are acquaintances of a family member of the woman, entered a Saturn Ion and fled the scene as police were still responding.

One of the responding sheriff’s deputies located the Saturn near Route 83 and Grass Lake Road in Antioch. He conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and Hood, who was driving the vehicle, exited the car and fled on foot, Covelli said.

“The sheriff’s deputy pursued Hood on foot and ordered Hood to stop. Hood refused, kept running, and was tased. After being tased, Hood was taken into custody,” Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Hood was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and released back into police custody. Covelli said that Hood is a documented street gang member.

Hood was released from custody after posting 10 percent of his $1,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 1.


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