A 19-year-old man was charged with attacking multiple police officers and a paramedic in Algonquin and then slipping his handcuffs to the front of his body following a DUI arrest.
William A. Skidmore, 19, of Schaumburg, was charged with four counts of aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer causing injury, resisting a peace officer, driving under the influence of alcohol and transportation of open alcohol by a driver.
Officers with the Algonquin Police Department conducted a traffic stop around 7:15 p.m. on August 17.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Skidmore, was stopped near Becky Lane and Randall Road in Algonquin.
Officers reported that Skidmore was driving while under the influence of alcohol and had open alcohol in the car.
Officers attempted to arrest Skidmore but he began resisting by pulling away from a police sergeant, according to a criminal complaint.
The complaint said Skidmore was brought to the ground by officers and he continued to resist.
Skidmore began kicking at and grabbing the sergeant’s left arm, causing a scratch, the complaint said.
Skidmore also allegedly pulled his body away from another officer and refused to get into the police squad.
The complaint said Skidmore managed to get his handcuffs to the front of his body where he then hit an officer in the head with both of his hands.
Skidmore also allegedly struck an officer’s arm with his open hands.
The complaint said Skidmore struck an Algonquin-Lake in the Hills firefighter-paramedic in the legs with his open hands.
McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge ordered Skidmore held on a $15,000 bond.
Skidmore was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of the bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for October 6.