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posted: 6/9/2010 12:01 AM

Two charged with assaulting Cook Co. sheriff's officers

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Two Rolling Meadows residents are free on bond after being charged with assaulting sheriff's police officers investigating a 911 call.

Artemio Murillo, 25 and Jessica Murillo, 21, have both been charged with aggravated assault and obstructing a police officer.

According to a Cook County Sheriff's Police news release, an officer responded around 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a 911 hang-up call on the 10400 block of Medill, in Leyden Township.

Officials said the officer told Artemio Murillo, who was sitting in the garage, that he was there for a well-being check. Murillo told the officer to leave or he would sic the dogs on him, the release says.

Officials say Murillo refused to provide ID, and when the officer tried to take him into custody, 12-15 family members surrounded the officer, who called for backup and ordered the crowd to disperse.

Police said another officer had to use his baton to push back the crowd and that Jessica Murillo attempted to hit the first officer, who used pepper spray in self-defense to disperse the crowd.

Officers from Melrose Park, Northlake and Franklin Park came to assist.

Police said the family retreated into the home, and Jessica Murillo refused to allow officers to enter until paramedics arrived to treat another woman who was exposed to pepper spray.

Both have been released on $1,000 bond. Their next court date is 9 a.m. July 12 in Rolling Meadows.

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