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$50K bond for throwing ‘bodily waste’ at cops

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Bond was set at $50,000 Friday for a man charged with throwing bottles of urine at police who tried to arrest him Wednesday in the North Side Uptown neighborhood.

Derrick Ray, 41, was charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer, three misdemeanor counts of resisting a peace officer, and one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass, police said.

Police encountered Ray when they responded to a trespassing call in the 4600 block of North Broadway about 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

When officers tried to remove him from the area where he was not allowed to be, he resisted and sprayed them with pepper spray and two bottles of "bodily waste," police said.

The officers were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment and observation, police said.

Ray appeared in court Friday and Judge Maria Kuriakos-Ciesel ordered him held on a $50,000 bond, Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Lisa Gordon said.

On his Twitter account, Ald. James Cappleman (46th) praised the officers, and said the suspect was "quite combative with police."

"For years, people have expressed fear of getting harmed by him," Cappleman tweeted.

The suspect suffers from severe mental health issues and has been living in the area around Broadway and Wilson for about three years, Cappleman said, adding he was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Ray, who police said lived in the 1500 block of West Fargo, is next expected in court on Sept. 11.

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