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Man on cannabis charge tries to escape from courthouse

Updated: November 30, 2012 3:06PM

(WAUKEGAN) A 35-year-old man who was in court in Lake County on cannabis charges is now being held on what could be more serious charges, after he attacked a sheriff’s deputy in an attempt to escape from the court room on Thursday.

At 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Keevan Fullwiley was found guilty in courtroom C220 in Waukegan by a jury on the charges of ossession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver cannabis, a release from the Lake County Sheriff’s office said.

Following the verdict, Judge Stride ordered Fullwiley to be taken into custody by the Lake County Sheriff.

Fullwiley jumped from his chair and attacked a sheriff’s deputy in an attempt to flee the courtroom. The sheriff’s deputy was struck in the face by Fullwiley’s fist and elbow. Deputies took him to the ground, where he continued to fight. A deputy immediately deployed his taser on Fullwiley, and he was taken into custody.

New charges are pending against Fullwiley, of the 2300 Block of 33rd Street in Zion, the release said.

One Lake County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a serious laceration to his right elbow along with shoulder, neck, and back pain, according to the release. He was taken to Vista East Hospital where he received two staples in his elbow and x-rays were taken.

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