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Cops: Man screamed 'racial slurs' in Lincoln-Way Central parking lot

Kevin B. Carter Jr.
Kevin B. Carter Jr.

A New Lenox man allegedly rode around on a motorized bike in the parking lot of Lincoln-Way Central High School “screaming threatening racial slurs,” according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

When Kevin B. Carter Jr., 40, was later found on Thursday by a sheriff's deputy at a NAPA Auto Parts store, he allegedly threatened the deputy with a claw hammer, said sheriff spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.

The deputy immediately used a Taser on Carter that had “little effect” on him, Hoffmeyer said. Carter was eventually apprehended when he ran to the back of the store, slipped and fell to the ground, she said.

Carter allegedly continued to aggressively resist the deputy until he was arrested, she said.

Carter was booked into the Will County jail on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, resisting a police officer and disorderly conduct.

A Lincoln-Way Central maintenance employee saw Carter scream racial slurs while riding his bike in the parking lot at about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Hoffmeyer said.

School officials reviewed surveillance footage and confirmed Carter’s identity with the sheriff’s office assistance, Hoffmeyer said.

“School officials are familiar with Carter and since September 2019, Carter has been notified that he is not allowed on the school property,” Hoffmeyer said.

After Carter's arrest, he was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for a medical check, she said. The deputy who arrested him was also treated at the hospital for a broken bone in his hand, Hoffmeyer said.

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