Rockford police officer battered by domestic violence suspect
ROCKFORD — An officer with the Rockford Police Department was battered Wednesday afternoon by a man authorities say was involved in a domestic dispute on the city’s near east side.
Police say the incident happened around 5 p.m. yesterday in the 2300 block of Evanston Drive when officers responded to a report that a man physically assaulted a 45-year-old woman.
As police attempted to take the suspect into custody, he resisted and struck one officer several times. Officers then used a Taser to take the man into custody.
The suspect is identified as 26-year-old Francisco Bedolla. He is charged with two counts of domestic battery, criminal damage to property and two counts of resisting a peace officer.
Bedolla and the officer were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Bedolla is jailed without bond. He’s due in court Thursday afternoon. R.