A corrections officer was injured during a struggle with an inmate who refused commands and punched the officer at the Lake County Jail, the sheriff’s office said.
Larry L. Hall, 37, of Chicago, was processed into the Lake County Jail in Waukegan on February 17, records show.
He was booked on charges of obstructing identification, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, battery and retail theft.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said that a corrections officer attempted to speak with Hall in his jail cell on February 23.
Hall exited his cell into the jail pod and was not listening to the corrections officer or following any instructions she gave, Covelli said.
The corrections officer instructed Hall to return to his cell but he continued to refuse to listen.
Covelli said that Hall approached the corrections officer and swung at her face but she was able to move and avoid being struck.
Hall fell to the ground and the corrections officer attempted to place him into custody.
He actively resisted by kicking and swinging his arms, Covelli said.
Hall struck the corrections officer during a struggle on the ground. She was able to spray the man with pepper spray.
Additional correctional officers arrived to assist and Hall was successfully restrained.
The corrections officer sustained minor injuries from Hall battering her, Covelli said.
Sheriff’s detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hall on Thursday. He was served the warrant in the jail, charging him with aggravated battery to a peace officer.
Hall remains held on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 12.