A Waukegan man who violently beat his wife, struck a female emergency room technician in the face and resisted arrest from police in 2019 has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
Ubaldo J. Macias-Cruz, 28, of the 0-100 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, was indicted on two counts of domestic battery, aggravated assault, three counts of aggravated battery and one count of resisting a peace officer.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office reached a plea deal agreement with Macias-Cruz and he pleaded guilty in April to one count of aggravated battery on a peace officer, a Class 2 felony.
In exchange, prosecutors dismissed all of his other charges, court records show.
The charges stem from an incident on October 25, 2019, in McHenry where Macias-Cruz struck his wife with a closed fist and placed his hand on her neck, according to a criminal complaint.
He also struck his wife in the face numerous times with a closed fist, causing bruising, swelling and lacerations.
When the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded, Macias-Cruz took an aggressive stance by clenching his fists and raising them in a fighting stance towards sheriff’s deputies, the complaint said.
Macias-Cruz threatened to punch the deputies, and he then squeezed a McHenry police officer’s fingers as authorities attempted to arrest him.
He actively struggled with officers and pulled away from them in an attempt to resist arrest. At one point, he stole one of the officer’s handcuff keys, the complaint said.
The complaint also said that Macias-Cruz caused bodily harm to a female emergency room tech at Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry.
Macias-Cruz struck the woman in her face with his forehead, the complaint said.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal on April 30 and sentenced the man to 42 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A sentencing order shows that Macias-Cruz will have to serve 50% of his sentence before he can be released.