Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Two men who allegedly got into a bar fight at a business in Park Forest didn’t stop when police arrived. This is according to a report from officers who responded to the scene just after midnight in early November.
We also include a report of another person allegedly speeding on Monee Road.
Resisting and Reckless Conduct
Police Come Upon a Bar Fight
Police arrested Juane D. Taylor, 28, 449 Doral Terrace, University Park, and Samuel W. Bibbons IV, 26, 20136 Cypress Ave., Lynwood, on November 5. Officers charged both men with resisting and reckless conduct. Police responded at 12:16 AM to a possible disturbance at a bar and grill on Central Park Avenue. A responding officer saw several people running from the business. When police entered, they found several subjects allegedly fighting or trying to fight, according to police.
Security staff from the restaurant attempted to separate the subjects. An officer saw that a security person had one man detained against a wall, according to police. The security personnel related seeing several subjects fight inside the bar, attacking the man they detained. While speaking with security, the man security detained, Samuel Gibbons, allegedly “aggressively” broke free from security as if he was attempting to go after someone, according to police.
Police: Bar Fight Continues
According to the report, an officer stepped in front of him and grabbed his arm while telling him to relax. Mr. Bibbons allegedly flailed his arms and pushed past the officer, according to police. The officer warned Mr. Bibbons that he would tase him. This was after giving him several orders to cease his alleged attack, according to police.
As Mr. Bibbons allegedly continued the attack, the officer unholstered his department Taser. The officer placed the Taser onto the center of his back and applied one five-second “cycle drive stun” to Mr. Bibbons. This stun brought Mr. Bibbons to the floor.
Mr. Bibbons allegedly continued to struggle until police eventually turned him on his stomach, put his arms behind his back, and cuffed him, according to the report.
Again, with the Bar Fight
After they cuffed Mr. Bibbons, two officers up and began to escort him towards the exit.
While they were doing so, a man, later identified as Juan Taylor, allegedly came up to him and struck Mr. Bibbons in the face with a closed fist, according to the report. A struggle then ensued between Mr. Taylor and one of the officers. The other officers attempted to assist while also trying to maintain control of Mr. Bibbons, who was in custody, according to police.
Later, Mr. Bibbons and Mr. Taylor allegedly told police that the alleged physical altercation between them was a misunderstanding. They told police they were related to each other, according to the report.
Police arrested Kyle M. Bell, 28, 149 Sue Ct., Chicago Heights, on November 6 and charged him with obstructing identification and speeding, and processed him on a warrant out of Will County on a charge of failure to appear. An officer patrolling at Monee Road and Tamarac Street saw a white 2013 Nissan Ultima at 8:09 AM allegedly speeding 17 miles over the speed limit, according to police. The driver, Kyle Bell, allegedly gave the officer a false name and birthdate when he pulled him over, according to the report.
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