Five Individuals in Custody Charged with Aggravated Battery Against Staff

Sep 16, 2016Press Release

Five individuals in custody have been charged this week with aggravated battery against Cook County Jail correctional deputies, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Sam Jones was charged on September 14, 2016. According to the Sheriff’s Office investigation, on August 30, Jones, 21, refused multiple verbal orders from a number of staff instructing him to lock-up in his cell in Division 8. When one of the correctional deputies handcuffed Jones, he spit on the officer’s face and struck his knee several times. When several other deputies apprehended the individuals in custody, the individual in custody suddenly dropped all of his weight onto one of the responding deputies, severely injuring his back. In addition to aggravated battery charges, Jones was also charged with resisting arrest.

Jesse Anderer, 27, was charged for an incident occurring on September 4 in the Residential Treatment Unit. Investigators learned that, while individuals in custody where engaged in a therapy session breathing exercise lead by a mental health specialist, the defendant reached over and grabbed the victim’s buttocks.

In a different and unrelated incident on June 8, an investigation found that Jacquez Hooks, 24, was attempting to force a cell in Division 8 to open when a Correctional Deputy instructed him to stop. Hooks then struck the Deputy with a closed fist, injuring his face. He was charged on September 12, 2016.

In the fourth case, investigators learned that on August 1, when Tacorey Killebrew, 29, was given his meal tray by a Correctional Deputy, the individuals in custody threw a container full of fecal matter onto the Deputies’ face and uniform. He was charged with 3 counts of aggravated battery on September 13, 2016. In the last 3 months, Killebrew has been accused 5 times of aggravated battery against staff.

Cordarryl Stevenson, involved in a hostage situation inside the Department of Corrections on July 28, was charged September 15, 2016 for an April 23rd incident in which he allegedly spat on a deputies’ face.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.