DeKalb County Jail inmate faces charges of hitting officer

SYCAMORE – A 27-year-old Chicago man already in jail for a drug-induced homicide charge faces more felony charges after he allegedly hit a police officer Tuesday while on his way to the courthouse.

Christopher Davis, formerly of the 800 block of West Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting a police officer.

Police said when Davis was being escorted onto the elevator on his way to the DeKalb County Courthouse, he pulled away from a DeKalb County Sheriff’s officer and swung his elbow at him twice, bloodying the officer’s lip, court records show.

Davis continued to resist until the officer unholstered his taser, at which time Davis stopped, court records show.

Davis is in custody for allegedly supplying heroin to Melissa Ramon, 33, of DeKalb, who overdosed in a coin laundry bathroom March 5, 2013, and died three days later.

If convicted of the drug-induced homicide charge, he would face between six and 30 years in prison.

Davis’ is being held on $1.4 million bond. If convicted of the more serious new charge, aggravated battery to a police officer, he could face as many as seven years in prison.

He is next due in court Thursday.