Illinois Man Broke Court Officer’s Nose at Hearing in Waukegan: Police – NBC Chicago

A suburban Chicago man faces felony charges for allegedly breaking a court officer’s nose moments after a judge sentenced him to more than seven years in prison on a firearms conviction.

Maseo B. Rosser of Winthrop Harbor was charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting a peace officer causing injury and aggravated assault for Wednesday’s attack on a Lake County Court officer, the sheriff’s office said.

The state’s attorney’s office approved the charges for the attack, which happened after a judge sentenced Rosser to seven years and six months in prison for aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Rosser had been free on bond prior to the sentencing. As the court officer was taking him into custody, Rosser allegedly punched him in the face and head butted him, breaking his nose, the sheriff’s office said.

Another court officer and two sheriff’s deputies eventually subdued Rosser after a struggle lasting several minutes, the Lake County News-Sun reported.

After being subdued, Rosser verbally threatened a local police officer who had testified at his sentencing hearing.

“Instead of accepting accountability for his past actions, this individual made the poor choice to attack our staff, which is nothing short of cowardly,” Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg said in a news release.

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