Anthony Wright, 63, of Antioch

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.

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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.