On Friday July 6th, 2018, at 1:16 pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Village of Machesney Park, Il. Responded to the Target Store located at 9833 N Alpine Rd, in Machesney Park.
A call was received in regards to a Retail Theft in Progress from the store. A suspect description was broadcast to responding deputies. The initial responding Deputy located the suspect matching the description in the parking lot of the business and attempted to detain the suspect for further investigation.
The suspect resisted the deputy, broke free and began running through the parking lot to a vehicle in the lot. The suspect got into a vehicle and was actively fighting with the initial Deputy and responding back up Officer who had arrived to assist.
Officer deployed a Taser on the suspect but he continued to struggle with Deputies attempting remove the wire from the Taser. The suspect was able to start the vehicle at which time it began moving forward. Deputies continued struggling with the suspect and were eventually able to remove him from the vehicle to the ground.
The suspect was eventually taken into custody after a prolonged struggle.
The initial responding Deputy was transported to a local hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the arrest and was treated and released; the second Deputy was treated at a local clinic for injuries and released.
The suspect was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for injuries he received while fighting with Deputies and released from the hospital after treatment and lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
The suspect was identified as Evan M. Christo M/H 21 years of age. Christo listed a home address in Rockford, Il.
Evan M Christo has been charged with:
Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer
Possession of a Hypodermic Needle
The charges against Christo are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law,