A Harvard man allegedly struck a police officer in the head and kicked the officer while resisting arrest for a domestic battery incident in Harvard, court documents said.
Brian G. Garcia, 43, of the 600 block of 2nd Street in Harvard, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery on a peace officer, domestic battery and two counts of resisting a peace officer.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 10:30 p.m. on Friday to a domestic disturbance call, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court.
Garcia caused bodily harm to a family member by striking them in the leg “a couple times” with a curtain rod, the complaint said.
Officers tried to arrest Garcia but he resisted arrest, the complaint said.
Garcia allegedly began pulling away and kicking at an officer.
The complaint said Garcia was swinging his arms and kicking the officer, including kicking him in the chest.
While Garcia was swinging his arms, he struck the officer in the head, the complaint said.
Officers eventually were able to get the man into custody and transported him to the McHenry County Jail.
McHenry County Judge David Gervais reduced Garcia’s bond on Monday to $8,000, court records show.
Garcia was released from the jail Tuesday morning after posting $800 cash.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 2.