A Wisconsin man allegedly resisted arrest and battered a police officer in Richmond, prompting the officer to call emergency backup to take the man into custody.
Erik M. Taylor, 40, of Sharon, Wisconsin, was charged with aggravated battery on a peace officer, aggravated driving on a revoked license, obstructing identification, resisting a peace officer and driving on a revoked license.
A police officer spotted Taylor driving a 2002 Cadillac Escalade around 9:15 p.m. Monday.
The Cadillac was traveling southbound on Route 12 at Walnut Street in Richmond.
Court documents said Taylor was driving on a revoked license and police conducted a traffic stop on him.
Taylor refused to provide identification to the officer despite being asked several times, according to a criminal complaint.
Taylor attempted to walk away from the officer and began resisting arrest, the complaint said.
The complaint said Taylor pulled away from the officer and shoved the officer to prevent being arrested.
Taylor allegedly battered the officer when he shoved the officer, which caused the officer’s bodycam to be knocked to the ground.
Police radio traffic from the incident indicated the officer called for emergency backup.
The Spring Grove Police Department and McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.
Officers were able to take Taylor into custody and transport him to the McHenry County Jail.
McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt initially set bond at $30,000. A motion was filed by Taylor’s attorney seeking the court to reduce the bond.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis reduced the bond on Wednesday to $20,000.
Taylor was released from the jail Friday after posting 10% of his $20,000 bond, records show.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.