A woman allegedly pushed and kicked an officer multiple times after officers tried arresting her during a reported stabbing investigation in North Chicago, prosecutors said.
Laquasha L. Burdine, 28, of North Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, criminal damage to government property and resisting a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Russell Caskey said officers were called to a residence in North Chicago around 11 p.m. Friday for a report of a domestic battery.
A neighbor called 911 on behalf of Burdine to report there was possibly a stabbing at the location.
Officers arrived and spoke to Burdine, who appeared to have a small injury to her shin.
The injury was not actively bleeding but there was a small amount of dry blood, Caskey said during a Saturday bond hearing.
The woman told officers that an unknown man had stabbed her and stolen her keys and several phones before fleeing the area.
Burdine also said the man stole her car and drove through an adjacent alleyway before driving back towards her and crashing the vehicle, Caskey said.
Officers spoke with a witness, who reported Burdine knocked on her door and said her boyfriend had stabbed her.
The witness said she never saw a car crash or a male subject.
Officers went back to question Burdine about inconsistencies with the stories in an attempt to clarify, Caskey said.
The woman allegedly became defensive and hostile, pushing a police officer.
The officer tried taking her into custody and the two went to the ground during a struggle.
Burdine got back up and kicked the officer multiple times in the chest, breaking his bodyworn camera and the camera mount.
Lake County Judge Bolling Haxall ordered Burdine held on a $20,000 bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 20.