Crime & Courts

20-year-old accused of kicking cop ordered to be released

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Alec Weber, 20, of Belvidere

SYCAMORE – A 20-year-old Belvidere man accused of kicking a cop in the groin and head while drunk was ordered to be released on his signature Tuesday afternoon.

Alec F. Weber, of the 2600 block of Winfield Lane, is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer, punishable by three to seven years in prison if he's convicted.

Police said in court records that an officer saw Weber drinking an alcoholic beverage about 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Lucinda Avenue, and that when the officer asked Weber for identification, he fled.

The records show he pushed the officer, and that when, with assistance from another officer, Weber was cuffed on the ground, he kicked one of them in the groin and in the side of the head.

DeKalb County Assistant State's Attorney Alesandra Friend said she was told by officers that Weber was highly intoxicated at the time. Judge Philip Montgomery ruled that Weber should be released, but that he must wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet.

Weber is due back in court at 9 a.m. Dec. 1.