Prosecutors say a man fled from police on foot and struggled with an officer before he was tased in Fox Lake on Monday. The officer was injured during the struggle.
Blair Haltom, 44, of Fox Lake, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated assault of a peace officer, resisting a peace officer, driving on a revoked license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and improperly passing on the shoulder.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said during a bond hearing Tuesday morning that a Fox Lake police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that passed another vehicle on the shoulder.
The vehicle did not initially stop for the officer.
It later stopped and the driver, Haltom, and a front seat passenger exited, Banks said.
Haltom allegedly ignored commands to get back in the vehicle and he fled up a hill.
He then allegedly tried to hit the officer when the officer tried to tackle him and a struggle ensued.
Both the officer and Haltom fell down the hill and the man tried to flee again, Banks said.
The two struggled and a taser was used to take Haltom into custody.
The officer injured his shoulder in the incident, Banks said.
Haltom is currently on probation for a driving under the influence case in Lake County, court records show.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak set Haltom’s bond at $200,000.
He remains held at the Lake County Jail and a status hearing is scheduled for Friday morning.