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Wonder Lake man charged after throwing rock through window of police car, barricade standoff

Derek B. Bush, 28, of Wonder Lake.

A Wonder Lake man led sheriff’s deputies on a brief pursuit, threw a rock through the window of a squad car and then a brick at a deputy before barricading himself in a residence Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 6:39 a.m. Wednesday to the 7400 block of Maple Drive in Wonder Lake for a domestic disturbance.

The offender, Derek B. Bush, 28, of Wonder Lake, was observed fleeing the scene as sheriff’s deputies were responding, resulting in a brief pursuit, the sheriff’s office said.

The pursuit was terminated shortly after initiation and the deputies responded to the residence to meet with the victim.

Bush returned to the residence and engaged in a verbal altercation with the victim.

The deputies separated Bush and the victim, after which Bush threw a large rock through a deputy’s squad car, shattering the rear window.

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Bush then threw a retaining wall brick at another deputy who had arrived on the scene and ran into the residence and barricaded himself.

Officers from the Wonder Lake, Bull Valley, McHenry, Richmond and Spring Grove police departments also responded to the scene to assist.

While locked inside, Bush yelled derogatory remarks towards deputies, the sheriff’s office. Deputies successfully deescalated the situation and Bush was taken into custody.

The sheriff’s office learned that Bush also threw multiple landscaping bricks through the windshield of the victim’s car before deputies arrived.

There were no injuries to the victim, deputies, or Bush.

Bush, who had an outstanding warrant for retail theft, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding police, criminal damage to property and criminal damage to government property.

He was transported to the McHenry County Jail where he remains held pending a Thursday court hearing.