SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man accused of spraining an officer’s finger while he was being arrested could face up to 30 years in prison because of his criminal history.
Ervin B. Walton, 43, of the
200 block of Grove Street has been charged with aggravated battery of a police officer. Because Judge Philip Montgomery said Walton has nine prior felony convictions, including two Class 2 or greater offenses, he could face six to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Montgomery set Walton’s bond at $50,000, as was set on the warrant issued in May. If he posts $5,000 to be released, he’ll be placed on electronic home monitoring.
Walton said in court he’d started working at a Popeye’s restaurant in DeKalb only two weeks ago.
Police say in court records that Walton pushed an officer while he was arresting him May 19, and that the officer suffered sprains to his left ring finger.
Walton is due back in court at
9 a.m. Aug. 3.