A suspect accused of seriously wounding a Chicago cop during a traffic stop promises he panicked after smoking cannabis while operating with a suspended permit, prosecutors said.
Aaron Okelola, 25, is dealing with felony costs of attempted murder of an officer and misdemeanor fleeing and eluding in late Monday event in town’s Princeton Park part, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that surveillance video footage in addition to officer’s bodycam shows Okelola’s 2008 Chevy Impala speeding off during a traffic stop with the 30-year-old cop’s human body halfway in the automobile while clinging to its home and dashboard.
Okelola’s Impala after that crossed three lanes of oncoming traffic and a concrete median before hitting a material beam at an increased train station, delivering the officer into a cement wall surface, prosecutors said.
The force for the impact fractured the officer’s skull in three locations. The four-year veteran had surgery to alleviate swelling in the skull as well as had a broken jaw, the magazine reported.
Okelola, of Chicago, presumably admitted to dragging the officer, informing investigators following his arrest he had been frightened going jail after smoking marijuana into the vehicle while operating with a suspended license.
“Stop the automobile, friend, i obtained the wheel!” the officer believed to Okelola during the encounter, relating to Assistant State’s lawyer James Murphy.
The officer, who has got perhaps not been identified because of the division, ended up being placed in good condition at a medical center Thursday, Chicago police told The article.
A court-appointed lawyer for Okelola — an electrician’s apprentice who has two kids — desired bail during a hearing Wednesday, but a judge denied that demand, the Tribune reported.
“they can keep his 10,000 [dollars] – he won’t want it,” Judge John Lyke Jr. stated while doubting Okelola bail and calling him a danger towards general public.
Okelola, who’s set to return to court the following month, faces up to 80 years in jail if found guilty. He’s also dealing with charges of driving with a suspended license and various traffic citations, authorities stated.