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Burglary suspect nabbed after driving off with cop in car

Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM

A man is facing a slew of charges Thursday after allegedly attempting to rob a Wicker Park home, then taking off with a police officer in the back of his getaway car.

Police responded at 2 p.m. Wednesday to a call of a burglary in progress in the 1600 block of North Winchester, Shakespeare District police Capt. Marc Buslik said.

Two men allegedly attempted to burglarize a home but fled down a gangway and into an alley toward their still-running car when the homeowner gave chase, Buslik said. Police officers found at least one of the suspects, identified as Timothy Davenport, 23, in the alley, Buslik said. He was Tasered after he allegedly punched an officer, the captain said.

Davenport allegedly continued to resist police and drove away as police tried to remove him from the car, Buslik said. One officer was thrown from the moving car while a second officer became locked in the backseat.

While still in the car, Davenport allegedly kept swinging, hitting the officer in the backseat in the chest and neck before stopping and fleeing on foot, Buslik said. Several other officers arrested the still-struggling suspect in the 1900 block of West North after a brief foot chase, he said.

Davenport, of the 3200 block of South Morgan, was charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, five counts of resisting arrest, two counts of reckless conduct and one count of residential burglary, Buslik said. A parolee, Davenport has a previous felony conviction for residential burglary, the captain said.

No officers were seriously hurt, the captain said.

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