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Samuel Fikejs of the 13800 block of S. Western Avenue in Blue Island — formerly of Burbank — appeared at the Bridgeview Courthouse Tuesday for a bond hearing on multiple charges of aggravated battery, domestic battery, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault of a peace officer.
The incident happened in the 7800 block of S. Mason Avenue on July 5 around 12:44 a.m. when a patrol officer observed Fikejs fighting with family members, according to police documents.
When officers attempted to place him under arrest, Fikejs refused to comply with commands and allegedly pulled his hands away and said, “F**k you. You ain’t touching me or taking me anywhere,” according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said Fikejs then fled through an alley where he picked up what authorities described as a "boulder," and threw it at pursuing officers. Fikejs allegedly told officers, “You’re going to have to shoot and kill me.”
Police pursued Fikejs on foot across 79th Street where they were finally able to restrain him near Mayfield Avenue.
While police were walking Fikejs toward the squad car, he began kicking and spitting at officers, prosecutors said. At least two officers were kicked in the chest and a third officer was kicked in the face while they were placing him into the police car.
Fikejs was transported to the Burbank Police Department. After his restraints were removed, Fikejs allegedly charged an officer and began punching him. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was evaluated for his violent and aggressive behavior, according to police reports.
Prosecutors told the Judge that Fikejs is currently on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections on two counts of criminal damage to property for which he received a one year concurrent sentence.
Oak Lawn Patch reported that Fikejs was arrested in August 2015 after he “heaved two bricks through the front window of Walgreens, 5555 W. 79th St., Burbank.”
Court records indicate he was arrested in 2014 after he "intentionally damaged property of Durbins, by throwing a bolder [sic] through two glass entrance doors..."
The assistant public defender told the court that Fikejs is a lifelong resident of Cook County, a graduate of Lockport High School, and works at a Dunkin’ Donuts.
Judge Peter Felice initially set Fikejs’s bail at $150,000 and scheduled a preliminary hearing for July 22.
After Fikejs was led by deputies out of the courtroom, loud banging and hollering was heard coming from an adjacent holding cell for several minutes. Felice halted court proceedings and ordered deputies to bring in the person causing the disturbance.
Fikejs was returned to the courtroom in restraints.
When Felice asked Fikejs if he was out of control, Fikejs launched into a profanity filled tirade.
“You’re a piece of sh*t. You never give me any f**king breaks,” Fikejs said. “F**k this court.”
Felice ordered Fikejs’s bail increased to $300,000. The judge ruled that Fikejs was in direct contempt of court and ordered him to serve six months in Cook County Jail.
“It doesn’t matter,” Fikejs said as he was led out of the courtroom.
Fikejs is due in court again July 6 on the contempt charge.