Jonathan P. Clary, 34, of Waukegan, (inset) reportedly made offensive gestures to a judge during a court hearing being held at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan on February 20, 2024. | Background Photo: Google Street View; Inset: Provided

Prosecutors say a defendant gave two middle fingers to a judge and made sexual gestures during a court hearing at the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan.

Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emily Shanley-Roberts said Jonathan P. Clary, 34, of Waukegan, has been held in custody on an aggravated battery case.

Clary appeared virtually on Zoom for a court hearing, which was being held in Courtroom 711 before Lake County Judge Paul Novak.

Shanley-Roberts said Clary became agitated and aggravated about a decision that was made.

Clary stood up and gave two middle fingers to the judge, Shanley-Roberts said.

Clary also said “f–k you” to the judge and then made sexually suggested movements, Shanley-Roberts said.

Corrections employees took control of Clary but he knocked a computer off a table and broke it, causing over $950 worth of damage.

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Clary was charged with criminal damage to government-supported property, a Class 3 felony.

Court records show Clary has been held in custody since October 2022 on numerous felony charges, including aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, aggravated battery to a victim over 60 and two counts of domestic battery.

Those charges stem from an incident that occurred on October 25, 2022, where prosecutors say Clary used a sledgehammer to attack his mother in Waukegan.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized.

Clary was ruled unfit to stand trial in the case and is undergoing treatment to have his fitness restored.