Batavia man charged with felony aggravated battery of police officer

Man also faces charges of DUI, resisting arrest

BATAVIA – A Batavia man is facing felony charges of aggravated battery of a police officer by pushing the officer backward in order to resist arrest, according to police and court records.

Martin J. Bloom, 53, of the 100 block of South Prairie Street, Batavia, was also charged Feb. 1 with misdemeanor resisting a police officer in that he pushed and shoved three officers, “tensed his arms and refused to pull his arms out from underneath his body as he was being informed he was being arrested,” according to the charging documents.

The charges stem from an incident at 7:41 p.m. Jan. 29 in the 100 block of East Wilson Street, in which Bloom was being arrested for driving under the influence, court records show.

Bloom’s bond was set at $20,000 and he posted $2,000 or 10% as bail in order to be released, records show.

Aggravated battery of a police officer is a Class 2 felony, punishable by four to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted. The judge can also sentence him to a maximum of 48 months of probation.

Bloom is scheduled to appear in court March 10 for the felony and misdemeanor charges as well as the DUI, records show.

Court records show Bloom has pending traffic complaints. He was charged Dec. 10 with driving without a license, driving without proof of insurance and speeding 26 to 34 miles above the posted speed limit.

Bloom pleaded not guilty for all three traffic charges and is scheduled to appear in branch court Feb. 16, court records show.