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Zion convict who tried to escape hit with felony charges

Keevan Fullwiley

Keevan Fullwiley

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Updated: January 5, 2013 6:18AM

A Zion man faces three counts of aggravated battery charges and is being held on a $250,000 bond after he tried to escape after a guilty verdict in court last week where he attacked a sheriff’s deputy.

Keevan Fullwiley, 35, of the 2300 Block of 33rd St., was charged with three counts of aggravated battery to a police officer, felony failure to return from furlough and threatening a public official, authorities said Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 19.

Fullwiley was in courtroom C-220 last Thursday when he was found guilty by a Lake County jury of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. When the judge ordered a deputy to take him into custody, Fullwiley jumped from his chair and attacked the deputy, striking him in the face with his fist and elbow.

Deputies took the defendant to the ground where he continued to fight until they regained control over the him by using a Taser.

The deputy that was attacked sustained a serious laceration to his right elbow along with shoulder, neck and back pain. He was transported to Vista East Medical Center, Waukegan, where he received two suture staples in his elbow and X-rays were taken.

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