Two teenagers attacked two sheriff’s deputies by biting, punching and attempting to disarm them, during an incident near Antioch Sunday afternoon, officials said.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 3:30 p.m. Sunday to the 25000 block of Grass Lake Road in unincorporated Antioch for a domestic battery in progress.
The sheriff’s deputies arrived and investigated the incident, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
They determined a 17-year-old boy punched a family member in the face multiple times.
Covelli said the sheriff’s deputies asked the boy to step outside the home and informed him he was under arrest.
They began placing his arms behind his back when a 17-year-old girl interfered with the arrest.
The girl grabbed at the belt and baton of one of the deputies in an attempt to stop the deputy from arresting her friend, Covelli said.
The deputy was able to push the girl away briefly but she again started grabbing at the deputy.
While she was interfering with the arrest, the 17-year-old boy bit the arm of the other deputy, who was attempting to take him into custody.
After biting the deputy, the boy broke free and ran before being tackled by the second deputy, Covelli said.
The boy continued resisting after being tackled and was able to punch the deputy in the face twice.
The deputy, who was originally bitten by the boy, was able to place the girl into custody after she attempted to grab his taser, Covelli said.
The two deputies were then able to place the boy in handcuffs, at which point he kicked one of the deputies in the neck.
Both juveniles were transported to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division.
Detectives petitioned the boy to juvenile court on charges of four counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, four counts of resisting arrest causing injury and aggravated domestic battery.
A petition to juvenile court for the girl is pending. Neither deputy was seriously injured during the struggle.