A 37-year-old man is facing felony charges after he tried taking a police officer’s gun and taser during an arrest in Park City last week.
Nicholas R. Weatherspoon, 37, of the 3400 block of Michael Avenue in Park City, was charged with two counts of attempting to disarm a peace officer, a Class 2 felony, and one count of resisting arrest.
The Park City Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Michael Avenue in Park City, which is near Gurnee, for a report of domestic battery.
Officers were at the scene investigating the call when they attempted to take Weatherspoon into custody just after midnight on April 19, court documents said.
Weatherspoon allegedly attempted to take the duty pistol and taser of one of the officers as he resisted arrest, according to a criminal complaint filed in Lake County Circuit Court.
During a bond hearing, Lake County Judge Paul Novak ordered Weatherspoon held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Weatherspoon, who would need to post $15,000 cash to be released, remains held in the jail and was appointed a public defender, court records show.
He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 6 for a preliminary hearing.