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Man charged after striking, injuring Metra conductor in Harvard, police say

Jeremy B. Moore, 25, of Lake in the Hills.

A Lake in the Hills man was arrested after police say he punched a Metra conductor in the head on a train in Harvard before fleeing the scene.

Jeremy B. Moore, 25, of the 400 block of Plum Street in Lake in the Hills, was charged with felony aggravated battery and three counts of resisting a peace officer.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 8:11 p.m. Tuesday to the Harvard Metra Station, 1 North Ayer Street, for a person refusing to get off a train.

Officers learned that Moore initially refused to get off the train and then struck a Metra conductor, causing injury, according to Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman.

A criminal complaint filed in court on Thursday alleges that Moore struck the conductor in the head with a closed fist.

As officers attempted to place Moore in a jail holding cell, he grabbed his cell phone, put it inside his underwear and refused commands to take it out, Bauman said.

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Moore then laid down on the floor and curled up, which required several officers to hold the man down and remove the phone from his groin area, the criminal complaint said.

Moore remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Monday.


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