Palatine couple accused of fighting police
A Cook County judge set bail at $50,000 for a Palatine man who authorities say tried to take an officer's gun during a scuffle Saturday that also involved the man's wife.
Mark Haze, of the 700 block of North Williams Drive, was charged with attempting to disarm a police officer and resisting a police officer. If convicted, Haze, 34, could face three to seven years in prison on the first, more serious charge. Probation is also available.
Lisa Haze, of the same address, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer for trying to prevent the arrest, authorities said. Her bail was set at $3,000.
Police officers were near the 100 block of Berkshire Drive in Wheeling following up on unrelated resident complaints shortly before midnight Saturday when they noticed an intoxicated couple, said Deputy Chief John Teevans. One of the defendants fled and was pursued by an officer, Teevans said.
Mark Haze resisted officers' attempts to arrest him, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Walsh. After Mark Haze grabbed at the firearm belonging to one of the officers, the officers Tasered him, Walsh said.
Meanwhile, Lisa Haze pushed one police officer in the chest and grabbed another by the shirt when they tried to arrest her husband, Walsh said.
Two officers suffered minor injuries during the struggle but were not hospitalized, Teevans said.
Mark and Lisa Haze next appear in court on March 29.
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