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Crime & Courts

Sycamore man deemed unfit for trial

Jeremy Scholl, 39, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, but has been deemed unfit for trial.
Jeremy Scholl, 39, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, but has been deemed unfit for trial.

SYCAMORE – Authorities have determined a 39-year-old Sycamore man accused of injuring an officer during a police chase is unfit to stand trial, court documents show.

Jeremy Scholl, of the 300 block of East Ottawa Street, is now receiving inpatient treatment in the custody of the Department of Human Services because the court ruled Wednesday he could be mentally fit to stand trial within a year of treatment, according to court records.

Scholl is accused of driving off when a Sycamore police officer pulled him over July 2 near East Elm and South Locust streets in Sycamore and scraping the officer’s forearm, authorities said. Scholl led police on a chase, during which he blew through four stop signs and turned four times without signaling before the pursuit ended on Route 64 east of Sycamore, court records show.

He faces charges of aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated fleeing or eluding, obstructing a police officer, resisting a police officer and violating his bond. In separate cases, Scholl also was charged with aggravated domestic battery, domestic battery, interfering with a domestic violence report and obstructing justice.

The most serious charge Scholl faces, aggravated battery to a police officer, is punishable by probation or from three to seven years in prison.

He is next due in court Nov. 20 to reassess his mental fitness.

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