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Barrington man breaks handcuffs, attempts to escape from sheriff’s deputy at Lake County Jail

Shane B. Zillman, 27, of Barrington, broke through handcuffs and tried to escape from a Lake County sheriff’s deputy, officials said.

A Barrington man arrested for DUI broke free from his handcuffs and tried to escape from a sheriff’s deputy as they arrived at the Lake County Jail Wednesday evening.

Shane B. Zillman, 27, of the 28500 block of Chamberlain Drive in unincorporated Barrington, was charged with escape, criminal damage to state support property, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while license suspended and illegal transportation of alcohol.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies arrested Zillman at a park on Shady Lane in unincorporated Barrington for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Zillman was transported to the Lake County Jail where he escaped as the sheriff’s deputy removed him from the back seat of the squad car, Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

The man ran southbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan and refused to stop. The deputy deployed his taser on Zillman and took him back into custody, Covelli said.

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The sheriff’s deputy walked Zillman back to the Lake County Jail, where he remains held on a $200,000 bond.

“Closer inspection of the handcuffs revealed Zillman was able to bend the handcuffs, while they held his arms behind his back. This compromised the integrity of the handcuffs, allowing him to free himself,” Covelli said.

Zillman is scheduled to appear in court again on January 8.


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