Ottawa woman guilty of spitting at cop

Jaggers also guilty of kicking officer in the groin


An Ottawa woman faces up to seven years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to spitting in the face of an Ottawa police officer and kicking a second officer in the groin.

Lindsey A. Jaggers, 34, entered a blind plea in La Salle County Circuit Court to two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, a Class 2 felony carrying three to seven years in prison, plus one count of misdemeanor driving under the influence.

Sentencing will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, before Judge Cynthia M. Raccuglia. Jaggers will have an opportunity to address the court before the judge decides on probation, jail or prison time.

Assistant La Salle County State’s Attorney Jeremiah Adams said Ottawa police officers conducted a traffic stop Aug. 14, 2021, on an impaired motorist who later was identified as Jaggers. Adams said Jaggers became “unruly” and spat in the face of an officer at the scene.

Jaggers, Adams said, was taken to the Ottawa Police Department, where she resumed her struggle and kicked another officer in the groin. That act was captured on surveillance video.