MAN ARRESTED AFTER REFUSING
TO LEAVE JAIL
Wednesday, June 9, 2010— A Calumet Park man is free on $1,000 bond after he was arrested for assaulting Cook County Sheriff’s officers as he was leaving the Cook County Jail.
Deiondre Walker, 26, also known as William Bell, is charged with simple assault, which is a misdemeanor.
Walker, who lives in the 12400 block of South Racine Street in Calumet Park, had come into the Cook County Jail on Friday night on a charge of possessing marijuana. He was released on bond around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. As he left the jail and headed for the main gates, he asked an officer if he could keep his jail identification card. Informed that all clothing and IDs are property of the Cook County Sheriff, Walker complained to officers.
His complaints grew even more vocal and he began ignoring commands to leave the jail. Two officers then attempted to escort him out of the main jail building, but he continued being verbally combative and refusing to leave the jail. He then began using expletives to express his desire to keep his ID and how he didn’t agree with the policy that it was the sheriff’s property.
He then got physically aggressive with the officers attempting to escort him from the premises and clenched his fists in a confrontational manner. That’s when the two officers attempted to restrain him and place him in handcuffs. During that scuffle, Walker scratched the two officers.
He was then taken into custody and processed on the assault charge.
This is the 29th time Walker has been arrested in the last 10 years.
His next court date on the assault charge is pending.