Prosecutors say an inmate at the Lake County Jail threw a cup of urine onto a corrections officer after he became non-compliant with officers’ commands.
Zecheriah N. Pitts, 30, of Zion, was charged with one count of aggravated battery on a peace officer.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said the incident happened on May 21 at the Lake County Jail in Waukegan.
Pitts is an inmate at the jail and was in his cell when an officer attempted to move him to another cell.
The corrections officers instructed Pitts to put his hands through the opening in the cell so they could put handcuffs on him, Smoler said.
He was non-compliant and threw a cup of urine at one of the officers, Smoler said.
The officer was splashed with the urine on the side of his body and arm.
The incident was captured on body camera and on a pod camera, Smoler said.
Court records show Pitts has been held in the Lake County Jail since February 11.
He was arrested by the Waukegan Police Department on felony domestic battery charges and criminal damage to property damages.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Pitts held on an umbrella bond of $250,000.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 21.