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updated: 4/17/2014 1:25 PM

Police: Waukegan man injures officers during fight

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  • Brian W. Hall

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A Waukegan man faces multiple battery and drug charges after injuring two police officers during a fight inside of an apartment, authorities said.

Waukegan Police Cmdr. Joe Florip said officers were called to the 300 block of Franklin Street at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday for a domestic dispute between Brian W. Hall, 28, and Leporsha Doby, 29, both residents of the apartment.

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Almost immediately after arriving, police officers requested "all available units" to respond to the apartment when officers were attacked by Hall, Florip said.

In bond court, authorities said Hall refused to cooperate with police investigating the argument he was having with Doby, and attacked officers inside the kitchen. Hall is held in Lake County jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

In total, 16 police officers responded to the scene to assist in subduing Hall and taking him into custody, Florip said.

Two officers were injured and treated at a hospital after the fight. Florip said one officer sustained a large bruise to his head, while the second injured officer suffered a concussion and several cuts to his face.

After the fight, officers confiscated several grams of heroin, cocaine and cannabis found in the apartment, authorities said.

Hall faces three counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school -- heroin, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- heroin, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver -- cocaine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school -- cocaine, unlawful possession of a controlled substance -- cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If found guilty of the most serious charge, Hall could be sentenced of up to 30 years in prison. He is due to appear in court May 14.

Doby was charged with resisting a police officer. She was ordered held on $50,000 bail and is due back in court April 23.

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