Samantha L. Ochoa, 32, of Algonquin (inset) was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly punching an EMT inside an ambulance in McHenry on December 17. | Background: LMCS File Photo

An Algonquin woman has been charged with punching an EMT in the groin while in the back of an ambulance in McHenry, court records show.

Samantha L. Ochoa, 32, of Algonquin, was charged with one count of aggravated battery on an EMT, a Class 3 felony.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Ochoa committed the battery around 11:45 a.m. December 17.

Ochoa was in the back of a McHenry Township Fire Protection District ambulance at the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital Childcare Center, 4201 Medical Center Drive in McHenry, the complaint said.

Ochoa punched a male emergency medical technician (EMT) in his groin, causing pain and injury, the complaint said.

Officers with the McHenry Police Department arrested Ochoa on Tuesday, three days after the incident occurred.

She was then transported to the McHenry County Jail.

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McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt set bond at $10,000, noting that Ochoa has previous warrants for failing to appear in court.

Ochoa was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of her $10,000 bond, court records show.

Ochoa is scheduled to appear in court again on February 3 for a preliminary hearing.