A judge ordered a man held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly drove away from a traffic stop and dragged two officers with his car in North Chicago, leaving them injured.
Demetris Moore, 47, of the 1300 block of Victoria Avenue in North Chicago, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, obstructing justice and two counts of resisting a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a bond hearing that officers with the North Chicago Police Department were on patrol just after midnight on Tuesday.
They observed a vehicle pull out in front of them with no rear lights on.
The officers activated their lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, Katris said.
They spoke to Moore, who was driving, and ran his driver’s license. Moore was found to have an active arrest warrant.
Katris said that Moore refused to exit the vehicle and put the vehicle into drive. He then started driving away.
One officer was dragged approximately 15-20 feet. He suffered had road rash and bruising.
A second officer was dragged approximately 50 feet, Katris said. That officer suffered road rash and was missing skin on his finger.
Moore fled the scene and eventually crashed in Waukegan. A canine unit tracked him down after the crash, Katris said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Moore held on a $500,000 bond.
Moore remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 28.