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Lake County Jail inmate charged with aggravated battery of a correctional officer

Brandon R. Wilke, 27, of Round Lake.

A Round Lake man, who is currently confined at the Lake County Jail, faces new charges after sheriff’s officials say he hip-checked a corrections officer and resisted being detained inside the jail.

Brandon R. Wilke, 27, of the 500 block Grandview Drive in Round Lake, was arrested by the Round Lake Park Police Department on a felony domestic battery charge. He was booked into the Lake County Jail on October 28.

On November 20, Wilke was being transported back to his cell by a corrections officer when he intentionally hip-checked the officer, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

“He remained aggressive while being placed in handcuffs, and continued to resist and pull away from the corrections officer. He eventually calmed and was escorted to his cell,” Covelli said.

The corrections officer was uninjured during the incident.

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The case was assigned to a Lake County sheriff’s detective, which is policy when a crime is committed inside the jail, and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of aggravated battery to a correctional officer.

Wilke remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on his new charge on January 9.


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