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updated: 11/30/2012 5:07 PM

Defendant fights with Lake County deputies after guilty verdict

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A defendant in a drug case attacked a deputy and tried to escape from a Lake County courtroom but was captured before he could flee, authorities said Friday.

Keevan Fullwiley, 35, of the 2300 block of 33rd Street in Zion, was shot with a stun gun and restrained Thursday after he fought with sheriff's deputies at the Waukegan courthouse, Lake County sheriff's police said.

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Charges are pending.

The escape attempt occurred after Fullwiley was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, police said.

One deputy suffered a cut on his elbow and other injuries. He was treated at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan.

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