Man Charged With Assaulting Aurora Officer, Resisting Arrest During Traffic Stop

January 10, 2019 - 7:14 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Plano man faces felony charges after he allegedly sparked an altercation with police during a traffic stop Monday morning in west suburban Aurora.

At 12:15 a.m., 31-year-old Tyler J. Morris was pulled over for not using his signal while turning from Lincoln Avenue onto East New York Street, according to a statement from Aurora police.

While in a parking lot in the 700 block of East New York, Morris became “argumentative and belligerent” once he exited his vehicle, police said. He bucked off the officer trying to cuff him until a second officer showed up and helped restrain him.

Throughout the arrest and booking process, Morris threatened both officers, police said. He inflicted minor scrapes on one of them, who did not require medical treatment.

Morris was charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault to a police officer and driving under the influence, police said. He was also cited for failing to signal.

His bail was set at $25,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, according to Kane County inmate records.

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