St. Charles man sentenced to prison for hitting officer

  • Eric E. Ericson

    Eric E. Ericson

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 9/21/2020 4:53 PM

A 63-year-old 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 authorities said in a news release Monday.

Eric E. Ericson, of the 1400 block of South 4th Street, was sentenced to four years in prison by Judge Donald M. Tegeler Jr. on Sept. 18.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

A Kane County jury had convicted Ericson on Aug. 4 of aggravated battery to a police officer, a Class 2 felony, and resisting a police officer, a Class A misdemeanor. The jury trial was the first to be conducted in the county after court operations were curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

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 his residence, Ericson fled through the back door and hid behind a shed in the backyard. The uniformed officer walked toward Ericson and ordered him to stop, according to the release.

Ericson struck the officer with his hand near the officer's left eye. Officers tackled Ericson to the ground, but he continued to resist arrest, according to the news release.

Ericson is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for 142 days served in the Kane County jail.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.