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Crime & Courts

Romeoville man charged with assaulting officer

DeKALB – A 26-year-old Romeoville man involved in a domestic dispute is facing battery charges after attacking a Sycamore police officer Tuesday at a gas station, police say.

Lt. Jim Burgh of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called at 2:43 p.m. to a domestic dispute between Robert Mills and his sister in the Kishwaukee Hospital parking lot. Mills was at the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, according to the sheriff's office.

Sycamore Deputy Chief Jim Winters said Mills fled the lot, and police found him at the Phillips 66 gas station at 2001 DeKalb Ave., where he punched an officer several times. He was arrested across the intersection at 3200 Bethany Road.

Winters said the officer was treated for minor injuries.

Mills is charged with resisting a peace officer, domestic battery and aggravated battery of a police officer. The most serious offense, aggravated battery of a police officer, is punishable by one to three years in prison.

He is being held at DeKalb County jail and has a bond hearing today, Burgh said.

“Mills had no prior contacts with the county, meaning he had never been booked at the county jail,” Burgh said.

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