A Harvard man is facing over a dozen charges after he strangled a female family member and then kicked and headbutted responding police officers in Harvard, authorities said.
Juan Esquivel, 24, of the 200 block of South Jefferson Street in Harvard, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, two counts of domestic battery, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, seven counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer and two counts of resisting a peace officer.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 12:45 a.m. Friday to the 200 block of South Jefferson Street for a domestic disturbance.
Officers learned that Esquivel strangled, pushed and pulled the hair of a female family member, according to Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman.
This caused injuries including bruising and redness to her left leg and scratches on her hands.
The woman attempted to call 911 and Esquivel reportedly grabbed the woman’s phone away from her, a criminal complaint said.
When officers arrived and tried to arrest the man, he allegedly struck an officer in the right shoulder with his head twice, according to the complaint. He then struck the officer in the chest with his head twice.
Esquivel also struck a second officer in her left shoulder with his head and then kicked her leg. He then struck the first officer in his thigh.
Bauman said that none of the officers or the victim required hospitalization from the incident.
Esquivel remains held in the McHenry County jail on a $75,000 bond. He will be required to post $7,500 cash in order to be released on bail.