A Chicago man was sentenced to five years in prison for spitting on a police officer, attacking a man and burglarizing a vehicle in Woodstock.
Jamaine Craft, 38, of the 2300 block of West Warren Street in Chicago, was sentenced this week to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated battery to a peace officer, burglary, aggravated battery and aggravated assault in numerous different cases against him.
In July 2019, Craft was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer after he spat at a Woodstock police officer while he was being placed in a police squad car for transport to jail, according to a criminal complaint.
Police had arrested him after he threw a brick into a crowd of people, the complaint said.
Craft pleaded guilty to the aggravated battery charge and a judge sentenced him to 18 months of conditional discharge in January 2020.
Prosecutors filed a petition to revoke Craft’s sentence in August 2021 because of numerous criminal offenses that were committed while he was on conditional discharge, court documents show.
In February 2020, nearly three weeks after being sentenced to conditional discharge, Craft was accused of obstructing a police officer who was investigating a call for service in Woodstock.
In April 2020, Craft was again charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer after he was accused of grabbing a Woodstock police officer’s arm and threatening to fight him.
Craft pleaded guilty to the charge in July 2020 and was sentenced to one month of conditional discharge and 180 days in jail.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Craft pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the basis for revocation, along with three additional offenses committed.
Since August 2020, Craft was charged with a slew of other criminal offenses in 11 separate court cases, including criminal trespass to vehicles, battery, criminal damage to government property and theft.
Many of those charges were dismissed, court documents show.
In April 2021, Craft and another man were charged after they battered an adult male who spoke to them for making inappropriate comments toward two juvenile females in Woodstock.
A judge sentenced Craft on Wednesday to five years in prison with one year of mandatory supervised release.
His sentence will be served at 50% and he will receive credit for 370 days served in custody.