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Records: Joliet man struck deputy with car, attempted to flee police

Asa A. Brown Jr.
Asa A. Brown Jr.

A Joliet man has been charged with striking a Will County Sheriff’s deputy with a car and trying to flee the police while driving at least 21 miles over the speed limit, according to court records.

About 3:50 p.m. Aug. 13, Asa A. Brown Jr., 18, of the 100 block of South Joliet Street was booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault and aggravated fleeing or attempting to elude police officers.

A criminal complaint filed against Brown alleged that Brown struck a sheriff’s deputy with a Chevrolet Aveo on Aug. 13 on Oneida Street in Joliet.

Brown allegedly was directed by a deputy to pull over while he was driving the Chevrolet Aveo on Oneida Street but he ignored the overhead lights and sirens from the deputy’s car, the criminal complaint said.

Brown increased his rate of speed to at least 21 miles over the speed limit, according to the criminal complaint.

Brown also disobeyed two more more traffic devices while speeding, according to the criminal complaint.

Brown is being held at the Will County jail on a $150,000 bond.

He needs to post $15,000 for his release.

Brown’s attorney, Jeff Tomczak, filed a motion to have Brown’s bond reduced.

Tomczak’s motion claimed Brown’s bond was “excessive” and argued that he was in the process of attending school to get his commercial driver’s license.

A Will County judge has yet to rule on Tomczak’s motion. Brown’s next court date is Aug. 29.

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