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Crime & Courts

Officer bit on the arm by nude woman, police say

Shanice P. Echols, 27, of Chicago
Shanice P. Echols, 27, of Chicago

SYCAMORE – A Chicago woman has been charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer after she attacked an officer trying to help her after she was found naked in an apartment stairwell, according to court documents.

Shanice P. Echols, 27, of the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated resisting of a police officer Friday in DeKalb County court.

If convicted of the more serious charge of aggravated battery to a police officer, she could face up to seven years in prison.

According to court documents, DeKalb police found Echols naked in a stairwell at 12:29 a.m. Aug. 30 at an apartment building in the 800 block of Kimberly Drive. Witnesses said Echols had been asking for help, according to court documents.

When an officer attempted to help, Echols became irate, according to court documents.

When an officer attempted to give her a shirt to cover up, Echols grabbed the officer by the throat, leaving marks, according to court documents.

As police attempted to take Echols into custody, she bit the officer’s arm, breaking the skin, according to court documents, and the officer sought medical attention.

Judge Robbin Stuckert of the 23rd Judicial Circuit released Echols on her signature and ordered that she be subject to pretrial supervision.

Echols’ next court date is at 9 a.m. Oct. 18.

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