WAUKEGAN – A Lake County Jail inmate faces new charges in connection with a fight that left another inmate with “stroke-like” symptoms, police said.
On March 9, a Lake County Jail inmate was found by a Corrections Officer to be suffering what initially appeared to be a medical emergency, according to a news release. The inmate, a 59-year-old Deerfield man, was found on the floor of his cell, having labored breathing. The inmate was taken by ambulance to Vista East Hospital in Waukegan and then transferred to another hospital with stroke-like symptoms.
Further investigation revealed the stroke-like symptoms were a result of an altercation with another inmate, Timothy R. Adams, 36, of the 2000 block of 20th Street, North Chicago, police said.
Lake County Sheriff’s detectives found that the injured inmate had been in a verbal argument with Adams. After the argument, while the Corrections Officer assigned to the jail pod was conducting rounds, Adams choked the 59-year-old inmate. Adams then punched a 40-year-old inmate in the face.
Adams was charged with felony aggravated battery – causing great bodily harm and misdemeanor battery. Adams is being held on $500,000 bail.
The injured inmate is due to be discharged from the hospital this week and will return to the Lake County Jail.