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Hartweg pleads guilty to resisting officer

Published: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 12:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 1:58 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — A Libertyville man has been placed on three years probation after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of resisting a peace officer.

Jake R. Hartweg, 22, entered his guilty plea on Aug. 14 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. Hartweg received probation with the condition he serve 30 days in the Bureau County Jail, pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $1,000 and follow all recommendations of his TASC evaluation for drug and alcohol treatment. He was ordered to pay a $25 monthly probation fee and a $250 DNA analysis fee.

On Aug. 19, 2012, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department responded to a citizen’s complaint of obstructing traffic by Hartweg being in the roadway and waving his hands.

Upon arrival, a Bureau County deputy observed Hartweg placing his hands on vehicles as they passed by him. While attempting to place Hartweg under arrest, the Libertyville man flailed his arms and struck the deputy in the face with the his hand.

The police officer did not receive medical attention for his injury.

Hartweg was originally charged with the Class 2 felony of aggravated battery.

Hartweg was previously convicted of disorderly conduct in 2009 and convicted of unlawful possession of cannabis in 2010, both misdemeanors.

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