A Wisconsin man allegedly fought with a sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in Zion and then fought two corrections officers at the Lake County Jail, leaving them injured.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle around 2 a.m. Thursday at 21st Street and Sheridan Road in Zion.
The driver of the vehicle, Melissa A. Groh, 29, of Beach Park, was suspected of driving under the influence and a sheriff’s deputy was conducting field sobriety tests on her.
Ryan F. Groh, 34, of the 4800 block of 14th Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was a passenger in the vehicle.
Ryan Groh exited the vehicle and began obstructing deputies as they were attempting to conduct field sobriety tests, Covelli said.
Groh pushed past one deputy and the deputy attempted to take him into custody but Groh physically resisted.
Groh was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail for obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
Melissa Groh was also arrested and charged with driving under the influence.
Ryan Groh began swearing at correctional officers while being processed at the jail and took an aggressive stance toward them, Covelli said.
He then attacked two correctional officers, threw multiple punches and struck one correctional officer in the face, Covelli said.
Correctional officers were eventually able to subdue Groh.
One correctional officer sustained an injury to his hand and the other sustained an injury to his knee during the struggle.
Both correctional officers were transported to an area hospital where they were treated and released.
Groh was charged with two additional counts of resisting a correctional officer and one count of aggravated battery to a correctional officer.
Groh remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.