A 24-year-old woman has been charged after prosecutors say she kicked, bit and tried disarming police officers who attempted to arrest her in North Chicago.
Jessica Balleza-Perez, 24, of North Chicago, was charged with three counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer, a Class 2 felony.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said officers responded around 9:30 p.m. on February 27 to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance.
A neighbor reported hearing two people fighting.
North Chicago police officers arrived and heard a woman yelling before they located the two subjects involved.
Officers attempted to break up the fight and Balleza-Perez grabbed an officer by the arm, Daly said.
She then allegedly kicked him multiple times and also kicked a second officer.
Balleza-Perez attempted to disarm a third police officer by grabbing his taser, Daly said.
The officer tried to stop Balleza-Perez from grabbing his taser, but Balleza-Perez bit that officer’s hand, Daly added.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Balleza-Perez held on a $50,000 bond.
Balleza-Perez was released from the Lake County Jail on Wednesday after a judge reduced her bond, court records show.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 5.