A Chicago man led the police on a surveillance from 92nd and Kilpatrick, crossing back and forth on the street, to Southwest Highway and a car dealership, to two gas stations on Cicero Avenue, in between cars, heading in and out of the McDonald’s at 91st and Cicero without even ordering a Happy Meal, through the parking lot and across Cicero Avenue where he peered in vehicles.
At that point, detectives asked Michael Everett what he was doing. According to the police, Everett did not respond but when asked his name he allegedly provided a false name.
The police alleged that Everett not only provided a false name but he immediately threw a full Arizona Tea Strawberry Lemonade Can at one of the detectives, hitting him in the leg. Everett allegedly took off running from the detectives, who began to give chase while radioing other officers.
Another officer was waiting as Everett came toward him. He ordered Everett to stop and that order was allegedly ignored. So, the officer tackled Everett to the ground thereby stopping him.
As Everett was handcuffed, he allegedly explained the reason for running stating, “Ok, OK, I’ve got a warrant”, apparently referring to the fact that he was wanted on a warrant. A check of Everett’s ID was worse than he thought with Everett having two active warrants for his arrest. He was also on parole.
The warrants were for theft of between $500 and $10,000 from a house of worship and for escaping from the electronic monitoring system at the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.
Everett allegedly told the police he provided a fake name because he knew he had the warrant for escaping from electronic monitoring. He denied that he was trying to break into cars and he expressed sorrow for his actions noting he was “just trying to get away”.
Felony review of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer. He was also charged with three counts of obstructing a police officer and one count of obstructing identification.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is issuing a violation of parole charge. Everett is a 27 year old white male with a Chicago address. He was on parole for residential burglary. He was sentenced in 2016 to a term of four years but was paroled in July of 2018. He now is being held without bond as he awaits trial.