A Wonder Lake man who led police on a pursuit, threw a rock through the window of a squad car and threw a brick at a deputy before barricading himself in a residence has been sentenced to probation.
Derek B. Bush, 29, of the 7400 block of Maple Drive in Wonder Lake, was charged with aggravated fleeing to elude, criminal damage to property and criminal damage to government property.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded on May 19 to the 7400 block of Maple Drive in Wonder Lake for a domestic disturbance.
Bush 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.
The sheriff’s office said 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, according to the sheriff’s office.
Bush then threw a retaining wall brick at another deputy who had arrived on the scene before running into the residence and barricading 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 toward deputies, the sheriff’s office said.
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.
Court records show Bush entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday.
He pleaded guilty to aggravated fleeing to elude, a Class 4 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge sentenced Bush to 18 months of felony probation and ordered him to pay $1,299 in court fines and fees.
Bush will also be required to undergo a mental health evaluation and pay $500 in restitution to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.