Batavia man accused of fighting police, medics

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 7:37 a.m. CDT

BATAVIA – A 52-year-old Batavia man has been charged with aggravated battery and assault after police said he was combative with police and emergency personnel who responded to the man being passed out Saturday night in the street at the corner of Jefferson and Houston streets.

Mark S. Feely, of the 200 block of North Harrison Street, has been charged with aggravated battery to a police officer, aggravated battery to emergency personnel, aggravated assault to a police officer and obstructing/resisting arrest. He was released from the Kane County Jail on Sunday afternoon after posting $3,000 bail, and has a March 5 court hearing.

Batavia police were called at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday to assist paramedics with Feely, who was lying in the middle of the street at the corner of Jefferson and Houston streets, Batavia Police Detective Kevin Bretz said. Feely was about a block and a half from his home, Bretz said.

“He started becoming verbally abusive and physically abusive with police and medics,” Bretz said. “He was highly intoxicated at the time. He said he had been drinking.”

His behavior continued as he was being placed in an ambulance en route to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Bretz said.

“He continued to be combative and physically abusive,” Bretz said. “He grabbed an officer’s wrist as he was being place in the ambulance.”

Feely started to calm down after being taken to the hospital, Bretz said.

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