A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was injured when a Lake Villa woman bit and slapped him at a local hospital while he was trying to give her paperwork, officials said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 9 p.m. Friday to the 24800 block of West Oak Avenue in unincorporated Lake Villa for a report of a domestic dispute.
One of the individuals involved, Kayla C. Wood, 24, of the same address, was initially taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies for domestic battery and resisting arrest.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said that the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to charge Wood with domestic battery.
The woman was transported by ambulance to an area hospital due to concerning statements she made, Covelli said.
A sheriff’s deputy arrived at the hospital shortly after Wood to provide her with citations for resisting arrest.
When the sheriff’s deputy entered Wood’s hospital room, she charged the deputy.
The sheriff’s deputy was able to stop Wood and held her back. Wood, however, was able to slap the sheriff’s deputy across the face, Covelli said.
The sheriff’s deputy started placing Wood into handcuffs and she bit the deputy on the arm, causing the skin to break on the deputy’s arm, Covelli added.
Wood was then successfully placed into handcuffs. The sheriff’s deputy was treated at a local hospital and released.
The new information was reviewed with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and they approved the charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer, a Class 2 felony, against Wood.
The woman was released from the hospital on Saturday and was transported to the Lake County Jail.
Wood remains held on the charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and three counts of resisting arrest pending an initial court hearing.