A 65-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly resisted arrest and hit a police officer with a rolled-up stack of paper in Algonquin.
Debra J. Cussen, 65, of the 1600 block of Hartley Drive in Algonquin, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court alleges that Cussen struck an Algonquin police officer with her hand and a rolled-up stack of paper.
It is unclear what led Cussen to do that or what type of call the officers were responding to. The complaint said that officers then tried to arrest the woman.
Cussen refused to put her arms behind her back, pulled away from officers and then pushed her shoulder and body into officers, the complaint said.
While she was resisting arrest, one of the officers sustained a scratch and bruise on their left hand.
The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on April 9 in Algonquin and Cussen was later transported to the McHenry County Jail.
A judge ordered her held on a $30,000 bond. She will need to post $3,000 cash in order to be released on bail.
A court hearing is scheduled for Monday to set the date of a preliminary hearing.