Zion man accused of fighting with deputies at crash scene

  • Akilra J. Tolbert

    Akilra J. Tolbert

Daily Herald report
Updated 2/26/2021 7:01 PM

A Zion man was charged with fighting with Lake County sheriff's deputies who were investigating a crash in Beach Park, authorities said in a news release Friday.

Akilra J. Tolbert, 38, of the 1400 block of Lorelei Drive, faces two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, two counts of resisting a peace officer causing injury and disorderly conduct.


The melee occurred about 5:50 p.m. Thursday after Tolbert arrived at the crash scene on the 38300 block of North Sheridan Road and began yelling at the driver who was involved in the crash with Tolbert's mother.

The sheriff's deputy investigating the crash intervened as Tolbert "was acting in an irate manner," the news release stated.

While the deputy attempted to separate Tolbert from the driver of the crash, Tolbert struck the deputy. Additional deputies arrived, and Tolbert fought with them as they attempted to take him into custody, according to the release.

The sheriff's deputies sustained minor cuts and bruises during the struggle, and Tolbert sustained minor scrapes.

Tolbert is being held in the Lake County jail on $25,000 bail, of which he must post 10% to be released while his case is pending. He is next due in court on March 2.

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