Woman charged after biting, injuring sheriff’s deputy

Lake Villa resident went after officer while at area hospital

LAKE VILLA -- A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured April 2 when a woman bit him while he was trying to provide her with paperwork from an earlier incident.

About 9 p.m., Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a domestic dispute in progress in the 24800 block of West Oak Avenue, unincorporated Lake Villa. One of the individuals involved, Kayla C. Wood, 24, of the same address, was initially taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies for domestic battery and resisting arrest, according to a news release.

After reviewing the facts and circumstances with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, they declined the domestic battery charge at that time. Wood then was taken by ambulance to an area hospital because of some concerning statements she made, police said.

A sheriff’s deputy arrived at the hospital shortly after Wood to provide her with citations for resisting arrest. When the sheriff’s deputy entered Wood’s hospital room, she charged the deputy, police said. The sheriff’s deputy was able to stop Wood and held her back. Wood was able to slap the sheriff’s deputy across the face. The sheriff’s deputy started placing Wood into handcuffs, and she bit the deputy on the arm, causing the skin to break on the deputy’s arm.

The sheriff’s deputy was treated at a local hospital and released.

The new information was reviewed with the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office and they approved the charge of aggravated battery to a peace officer for Wood.

Wood was released from the hospital April 3 and taken to the Lake County Jail, where she was being held on the charges of aggravated battery to a peace officer and three counts of resisting arrest, pending an initial court hearing.