Authorities say a man armed with a baseball bat injured a woman during a home invasion and had to be tased by police, who arrested the non-compliant suspect in Antioch.
The Antioch Police Department responded around 9:53 p.m. on February 23 to a residence in the Oakwood Knolls subdivision in Antioch for an open line 911 call.
Dispatchers could hear a man and a woman yelling in the background, Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Officers arrived and were alerted by the woman inside that a man inside the home had a weapon.
Officers entered the home and encountered a male suspect, identified as Nicholas Summers, 41, of Antioch, armed with a baseball bat.
Summers was not compliant and refused all orders from the police officers, Moran said.
Moran said that Summers then attempted to retreat into the home where the woman was still inside.
“Believing the male intended to cause harm to the female, officers engaged the male and subsequently took him into custody after being forced to Tase him to comply,” Moran said.
An investigation determined that the woman has an active order of protection against Summers, with whom she was involved in a previous relationship.
Summers and the female victim, who was battered, were both transported to the hospital.
Antioch Police Chief Geoffrey Guttschow praised the actions of the responding officers.
“If not for the actions of the responding officers, I fear this incident would have ended in a tragic outcome,” Guttschow said.
Summers was later charged with home invasion, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of domestic battery and violating an order of protection.
Summers has since been released from the hospital and was transferred to Lake County Jail.
A judge ordered Summers held in the Lake County Jail on a $1 million bond.