SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man
accused of throwing his belt at a police officer and damaging a police vehicle was released on his signature Thursday.
About 6 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of West Hillcrest Drive, a DeKalb police officer met with 25-year-old Leo Allen, who had a question about a parking ticket, court documents show. Allen then was informed that there was an active warrant for his arrest.
Court records state that Allen refused to put his hands behind his back or listen to commands.
Once he had arrived at the police station, he allegedly threw his belt at the arresting officer, which hit another officer standing near him.
As he was being taken to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, he unbuckled his seat belt, and upon arrival, he spit on the partition between the front and back seats of the police car, according to court records. He then proceeded to kick the side doors of the back seat, which broke a plastic piece covering the rear speaker of the car.
Allen was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and criminal damage to state-supported property.
For the most severe crime, aggravated battery to a peace officer,
Allen could face three to seven years in prison if convicted. His next court appearance will be 9 a.m. Feb. 2.