A judge denied pre-trial release for an alleged gang member accused of threatening to kill a deputy and his family after officers responded to a large unruly party near Round Lake.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 12:10 a.m. Sunday to the 24500 block of West Stub Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake for a report of a large and unruly party.
Sheriff’s deputies arrived and located approximately 100 people at a home, causing a disturbance for the neighbors, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
The party hosts had everyone disperse from the home but the guests flooded the neighborhood.
Covelli said they were being unruly in neighboring yards, drinking alcohol in the roadway and blocking traffic with their cars.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said partygoers started flashing gang signs and throwing glass bottles.
Additional sheriff’s deputies and neighboring police officers arrived to assist in dispersing the uncooperative crowd.
Some of the crowd began to leave but some continued to be disruptive and unruly.
Ramon Basurto, 21, of Waukegan, threw a bottle of beer at a sheriff’s deputy, striking the deputy in the shoulder, Covelli said.
He was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer for Basurto.
A second suspect, Jarvion Allen, 21, of Waukegan, attempted to punch a Round Lake police sergeant and then fled on foot, Covelli said.
Deputies and police officers took him into custody after a brief foot chase.
Katris said Allen spat in the face of a sheriff’s deputy after being arrested.
While being transported to the jail, Allen threatened to come to the deputy’s home and murder the deputy and his family, Covelli said.
Katris said Allen mentioned how all addresses are public information and said he would look up the deputy’s address and kill the deputy, his wife and his children.
Allen also said he would shoot the deputy with his Glock if he saw him on a traffic stop, Katris said.
Katris said Allen and Basurto are both Latin King gang members.
The state’s attorney’s office approved charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer and threatening a public official against Allen.
A public defender for Allen said he was “responding to a tense situation” and claimed the officers who arrested him dragged him back to the squad and choked him.
The defense attorney said Allen could not breathe for a “very long time” and Allen was worried he was going to lose consciousness.
Prosecutors filed a petition to detain Allen pending trial and Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the petition during a detention hearing this week.
Basurto was not ordered held on the aggravated battery of a police officer charge because the offense is not detainable under Illinois’ newly enacted SAFE-T Act.
However, he remains held in custody because prosecutors filed a petition to revoke his probation in a previous Lake County case.
Basurto is scheduled to appear in court again on November 9 and Allen is scheduled to appear in court again on November 21.