SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man was arrested late Monday for allegedly resisting arrest when police tried to arrest him for missing a previous court date related to felony domestic battery charges, according to court records.
John R. Kailukaitis, 38, of the 900 block of Pembrook Lane, DeKalb, was arrested on Monday and charged with aggravated resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony. If convicted, Kailukaitis could face up to three years in prison.
According to DeKalb County court documents, DeKalb police responded to a call at 10:43 p.m. Monday about an alleged fight in progress at an apartment in the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb. A resident allegedly told police an argument started among his friends, which included Kailukaitis. He was not charged in relation to the alleged argument, court records show.
Police said they later learned Kailukaitis had an active warrant for his arrest in DeKalb County for allegedly failing to appear in court recently for felony domestic battery charges, according to court documents and records. Police said they told Kailukaitis about the warrant and that he was under arrest, and he allegedly resisted two officers as they attempted to put him in handcuffs.
“[Kailukaitis] pulled way from officers, continued to tense his arms, refused to place his hands behind his back, tried to push off the ground and kicked his legs while on the ground,” police wrote in the court documents. “[Kailukaitis] refused to listen to officers’ commands and continued to pull and push away from officers.”
One police officer “sustained a laceration to his left ring finger, causing it to bleed on scene of the altercation,” and another officer “sustained an abrasion” on their “right knee and abrasions along the left triceps,” according to court documents. Police also wrote Kailukaitis allegedly continued to resist arrest until backup officers arrived and he was placed in custody at DeKalb County Jail.
If convicted of the Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery charges, Kailukaitis could face up to seven years in prison.
DeKalb County Judge Joseph Pedersen set bond for Kailukaitis at $10,000, with 10% to post, in court on Monday, according to court records. Kailukaitis was still at the DeKalb County Jail as of early Tuesday afternoon, according to jail officials. Court records do not indicate that Kailukaitis entered a plea on his behalf.
Kailukaitis is due back in court for the felony aggravated domestic battery and felony aggravated resisting a peace officer charges at 9:15 a.m. Thursday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St. in Sycamore.
• Daily Chronicle editor Kelsey Rettke contributed to this report.