A Waukegan man was ordered held on a $3 million bond after prosecutors say he unsuccessfully tried to flee police on a dirt bike and ran away on foot while armed with a gun in Waukegan.
Alejandro Sanchez-Valladares, 23, of Waukegan, was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, resisting a peace officer causing injury, driving without a license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and driving a non-highway vehicle.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Kelse Banks said officers on patrol last Tuesday spotted Sanchez-Valladares wearing a ski mask and standing next to a dirt bike.
Sanchez-Valladares reportedly tried to turn the bike on but ended up throwing it to the ground and running away on foot when officers approached.
Sanchez-Valladares was clutching his waistband while running, Banks said.
Officers chased after Sanchez-Valladares, who continued running and jumped over a fence.
Banks said a noise was heard after Sanchez-Valladares jumped over the fence. A black handgun with a loaded magazine was located.
Sanchez-Valladares was eventually taken into custody.
An officer suffered multiple injuries while attempting to arrest Sanchez-Valladares, Banks said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Sanchez-Valladares held on a $3 million bond after noting that the man is a flight risk and has previously been deported.
Sanchez-Valladares was also out on bond at the time of his arrest for a prior case where he was found with a loaded gun in September in Highland Park.
He had an active warrant in that case after failing to appear in court in December.
Sanchez-Valladares remains held in the Lake County Jail and would need to post $300,000 cash in order to be released.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 27.