A 37-year-old man was charged after he allegedly shoved a Crystal Lake firefighter/paramedic and refused to put his hands behind his back when police attempted to arrest him in Crystal Lake on Saturday.
Luis Rodriguez, 37, of the 300 block of Kay Street in Crystal Lake, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 2 felony, and resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor.
On Saturday, Rodriguez purposely and unlawfully shoved a Crystal Lake firefighter/paramedic in the shoulder with open-palmed hands, a criminal complaint alleges.
The firefighter/paramedic was on-duty and engaging in his official duties when Rodriguez allegedly shoved him, the complaint said.
When Crystal Lake police officers attempted to arrest the man, he allegedly refused to put his hands behind his back after being ordered to multiple times.
A judge set Rodriguez’s bond at $40,000. He would need to post 10%, or $4,000, to be released.
Rodriguez and his public defender filed a motion on Monday asking the court to grant him a personal recognizance bond or to reduce his bond, arguing he is not financially able to secure bail and that he is not a flight risk or danger to the community.
Rodriguez remains held at the McHenry County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court for a bond hearing Wednesday morning.