A woman has been released on a recognizance bond after she allegedly attacked a U.S. Postal worker, battered a police officer and nearly ran someone down with her car in Huntley.
Christine K. Billups, 35, of the 5100 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard in Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, two counts of aggravated battery in a public place, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, three counts of resisting a peace officer and disorderly conduct.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Billups pushed a display case to the ground inside the United States Post Office, 11013 Woodstock Street in Huntley, last Tuesday.
Billups battered a female employee at the post office by pushing her to the ground, the complaint said. Billups allegedly then grabbed and pulled the woman’s hair.
Billups also allegedly knocked a cell phone out of the hands of a man who was at the post office.
The complaint said Billups accelerated her vehicle in the direction of the same man while he was in the parking lot of the post office.
The man jumped out of the way of the vehicle to avoid being hit.
Huntley police officers arrived and told Billups to get out of her vehicle but she refused, the complaint said.
Officers had to forcefully remove the woman from the vehicle to arrest her.
The complaint said Billups struck an officer in the left upper leg and buttocks area by kicking the officer.
While in the booking hallway at the Huntley Police Department, Billups actively resisted a search and refused to be fingerprinted and photographed, the complaint said.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis originally set bond at $75,000 in the case and Billups was held in the McHenry County Jail.
On Friday, McHenry County Judge David Gervais converted Billups’ bond to a $75,000 personal recognizance bond, meaning she was released on her signature without needing to post cash.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 18.