Prosecutors allege a man pushed his neighbor, who has a prosthetic leg, and then strangled an officer when they tried to arrest him in Antioch on Friday.
Anthony Wright, 63, of Antioch, was charged with aggravated battery of a peace officer, aggravated battery of a victim over the age of 60, resisting a peace officer causing injury, criminal damage to government property and aggravated assault of a peace officer.
The Antioch Police Department responded on Friday to Wright’s apartment because he was reportedly throwing items into a hallway, Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said during a bond hearing on Saturday.
Officers observed items near Wright’s apartment.
Police later responded to the apartment a second time when Wright’s neighbor reported Wright was throwing more items into the hallway and allegedly pushed them into a wall, Daly said.
The victim is over the age of 60 and has a prosthetic leg.
Wright allegedly made verbal threats to the officers and they tried to arrest him.
Wright resisted arrest and grabbed one of the officers by the neck and squeezed, Daly said.
Another officer sustained a scratch to their arm during the struggle, Daly said.
Wright also allegedly flushed his clothes down a toilet at the Antioch Police Department, causing damage.
Prosecutors asked Lake County Judge Stacey Seneczko for a $40,000 bond and Seneczko granted it.
Wright remains held at the Lake County Jail. A status hearing is scheduled for Friday.