A St. Charles man has been sentenced to prison for hitting a police officer in the face while being served with an arrest warrant.
Kane County Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., on Sept. 18, 2020, sentenced 63-year-old Eric E. Ericson to four years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A Kane County jury on Aug. 4, 2020, convicted Ericson of the offenses of:
- Aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony
- Resisting a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor
The jury trial was the first to be conducted in Kane County after court operations were curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Robert Kinsella and Christopher McCall stated in court that at about 9 p.m. April 30, 2019, St. Charles police attempted to serve Ericson with an arrest warrant for violating a court order.
As police were serving the warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of South 4th Street, Ericson fled through the back door and hid behind a shed in the back yard. The uniformed officer walked toward Ericson and ordered him to stop. Ericson struck the officer with his hand near his left eye.
Officers tackled Ericson to the ground, but he continued to resist arrest.
In accordance with Illinois law, Ericson is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. Ericson receives credit for 142 days served in the Kane County jail.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release
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