A 25-year-old woman was arrested after prosecutors say she bit, spit at and kicked multiple officers who tried to arrest her in Waukegan Sunday.
Destinee A. Sotomayor, 25, of the 2700 block of 17th Street in Zion, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, two counts of criminal damage to property and one count of resisting a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a bond hearing that Waukegan police officers were flagged down by a witness on Sunday.
Officers observed the witness arguing with Sotomayor.
The officers also observed Sotomayor smash windows of vehicles in the witness’ driveway, Katris said.
The officers told Sotomayor to stop but she refused and they attempted to arrest her.
Sotomayor allegedly spat in one officer’s face twice. She also bit another officer’s thumb, Katris said.
As officers tried to lift Sotomayor off the ground after handcuffing her, she kicked an officer in the chest, Katris said.
Sotomayor also allegedly kicked a police sergeant in the chest.
Katris said the police sergeant went to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan for treatment.
One of the officers involved sustained abrasions on the neck and throat and the other officer had a swollen thumb.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Sotomayor held on a $150,000 bond.
She remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $15,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 29.