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Normal man jailed for grabbing, kicking police officer

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Steven M. Harris

Steven M. Harris, 60, of Normal, is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer.

BLOOMINGTON — Aggravated battery charges are pending for a Normal man after he allegedly kicked and grabbed a police officer.

Steven Harris, 59, was allegedly intoxicated and shouting at vehicles Feb. 17 while standing in the roadway near North Linden and East Sycamore streets in Normal, according to a probable cause statement read in court Friday.

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When police arrived, he began walking away and then approached an officer and grabbed his arm, prosecutors said. He also allegedly kicked a police officer when being detained.

Harris is charged with two Class 2 felonies.

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He was jailed in lieu of posting $535 and an arraignment is scheduled for March 19.

A booking photo was not immediately available.


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