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Chicago woman charged with battering officers in Harvard, causing one to be hospitalized

Kendra S. Lewis, 34, of Chicago.

A Chicago woman was charged after she allegedly refused to leave a bar in Harvard and then resisted officers, kicking one of them and causing another officer to suffer an injury.

Kendra S. Lewis, 34, of the 9900 block of South Normal Avenue in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, resisting a peace officer causing injury, resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass.

The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:15 p.m. April 6 to the Cool Music Stop Bar and Grill, 10 North Ayer Street, for a report of an unknown dispute.

Officers arrived and determined there was a patron, identified as Lewis, inside the bar that was refusing to leave after being asked, according to Harvard Deputy Police Chief Tyson Bauman.

Officers attempted to get Lewis to leave and after numerous unsuccessful attempts, they attempted to arrest her for trespassing.

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While attempting to arrest Lewis, she resisted officers by pulling and twisting away from them, Bauman said.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court said that Lewis also kicked a female officer in the arm with her leg.

During the incident, another officer sustained an injury to his knee which required him to go to the hospital, the complaint said.

A separate criminal complaint from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office alleges that Lewis damaged a phone at the McHenry County Jail.

A judge initially set Lewis’s bond at $30,000, requiring her to post $3,000 cash in order to be released from jail.

The woman’s public defender requested the judge to lower her bond to $10,000, which was granted.

Lewis was released from jail after posting $1,000 cash. She is scheduled to appear in court on April 30 for a preliminary hearing.