Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jason and Nicole Thurmond of Montgomery are seeking damages in excess of $400,000 after an incident at Oswego Walmart in February 2012.
Almost exactly one year after an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy pulled his weapon on a family in line at the Oswego Wal-Mart, the Montgomery couple has filed a federal lawsuit naming the deputy and Kendall County as defendants. Jason and Nicole Thurmond filed the suit Feb. 4. The incident took place Feb. 5, 2012. In the suit, which seeks at least $400,000 in damages, the Thurmonds allege Deputy Craig French used excessive force, assaulted the couple and inflicted emotional distress during the incident in which the Thurmonds and French argued over how many items the Thurmonds had brought to a checkout line. The suit also reveals that during the argument French allegedly chided the couple for allegedly being on public assistance. …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Two-day trial of Jason Thurmond concludes this week.
The criminal trial of a Montgomery man who shoved an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy on Super Bowl Sunday in February ended this week with a not guilty verdict. Jason Thurmond was found not guilty of battery Tuesday for shoving the officer at the Oswego Walmart on Feb. 5, 2012, according to Kendall County court documents. The trial began on Monday this week when defense attorney Richard Irvin questioned French’s actions, according to the Beacon News. In assessing French’s behavior that day, Irvin pointed out French didn’t identify himself as a police officer until after his gun was drawn. He also never attempted to quiet down other customers, nor did he offer to help Nicole Thurmond, wife of Jason Thurmond, the paper reported. …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Montgomery man accused of shoving an off-duty police officer on Super Bowl Sunday appeared in court Wednesday.
The Montgomery man involved in a scuffle with an off-duty Kendall County sheriff’s deputy at the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday is set to stand trial in September, State's Attorney Eric Weis said. Jason Thurmond, who was charged with battery stemming from the incident, appeared in Kendall County circuit court Wednesday. The case will be up for scheduling matters on Sept. 12, and the trial could start Sept. 17. The incident started with the express lane and ended with an off-duty police officer pulling a gun in the store. Thurmond has said he left the checkout to retrieve eggs from the store and returned from the aisles to find the officer - who Thurmond did not know was an off-duty police officer - arguing with his nine-months-…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Newly released security camera footage provides a look at the confrontation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy in the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday.
The Oswego Police Department released video footage this weekend from the Super Bowl Sunday altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy at the Oswego Walmart. Obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request from Patch, the Walmart surveillance video shows part of the altercation in which Jason Thurmond, of Montgomery, allegedly pushes the deputy and the deputy in turn pulls a weapon. Thurmond, 38, was charged with misdemeanor battery after the incident. Thurmond has said he left the checkout to retrieve eggs from the store and returned from the aisles to find the officer arguing with his nine-months-pregnant wife. Thurmond admits to shoving the officer to keep him away from his wife, he said, …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kendall County prosecutors turned over personnel documents and surveillance video of the Feb. 5 altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff's deputy.
A security video showing an altercation between a Montgomery man and an off-duty Kendall County Sheriff’s deputy on Super Bowl Sunday will be entered into evidence, and may be shown in court, a Kendall County judge decided on Wednesday. Jason Thurmond, 38, was charged with misdemeanor battery after an incident at the Oswego Walmart on Feb. 5 that culminated in that off-duty deputy drawing his gun. Thurmond has said he returned from the aisles to find the officer arguing with his nine-months-pregnant wife, who was in tears. Thurmond admits to shoving the officer to keep him away from his wife, he said, and that’s when the gun was pulled and pointed at Thurmond’s chest, he said. The 911 tapes from the incident reveal that the officer only …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Couple at the heart of scuffle with Kendall County sheriff's deputy welcomes home baby girl.
The Montgomery man involved in a scuffle with an off-duty Kendall County sheriff’s deputy at the Oswego Walmart on Super Bowl Sunday appeared in Kendall County court Wednesday afternoon. A pre-trial hearing for Jason Thurmond, charged with battery stemming from the incident, ended with a continuation of the case to March 12. Thurmond’s attorney, Richard Irvin of Aurora, said the continuation will allow for time to review surveillance footage from Walmart from the afternoon of Feb. 5. According to an Oswego police report, several police responded to the store on Route 34 for a 911 call of a fight in progress at about noon that day. Thurmond said he was in an express checkout line with his wife, and had gone back into the store to get eggs. …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Driver found "cold and wet," but otherwise fine.
No one was injured when a car ended up in the Fox River early Wednesday morning. According to Kendall County Sheriff’s Deputy Craig French, a 22-year-old man was driving south on Route 25 just north of Violet Patch Park at about 2:20 a.m. when he lost control of his car on the icy roadway. The car then left the road and ended up in the river, French said. The driver was able to get out of the vehicle before police and paramedics arrived, French said. He was uninjured. “We found him cold and wet, but otherwise he was fine,” French said.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
A 15-year-old girl was treated at Rush-Copley Medical Center early Monday morning; police have a male juvenile suspect.
Kendall County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a criminal sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that occurred at 1 a.m. Monday in Boulder Hill. According to Deputy Craig French, sheriff’s deputies responded to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora at 3 a.m. Monday and met with the victim and her mother. The girl was treated at the hospital, French said. The investigation is ongoing, French said, and deputies have a suspect, a male juvenile. Sheriff’s deputies have not yet interviewed the suspect, French said. While French would not comment on the specifics of this case, he said in general all cases of this nature are referred to the Kendall County Children’s Advocacy Center. More information will be reported as it becomes available.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office said the pair punched an acquaintance, took his wallet and cellular phone and left him at Harris Forest Preserve on Jan. 5.
The second man charged in a robbery at Harris Forest Preserve is in Kendall County Jail after Kane County sheriff’s deputies arrested him Tuesday, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon. Howard Dean Hall, 24, of the 500 block of South Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, was arrested around 5:55 p.m. in the 600 block of South Loucks Street in Aurora, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Hall would need to post 10 percent of his $75,000 bail to be released while the case is pending. Hall and Eric D. Brummel, 23, of Oswego, were charged with robbery in connection with an incident in which they took a wallet and cellular phone Jan. 5 from an acquaintance, who they then punched and abandoned in the forest preserve, according …
Monday, January 3, 2011
A 21-year-old Aurora man picked up a new felony charge after bag of suspected alcohol was found in jail.
A 21-year-old Aurora man is facing a new felony charge after corrections officers found a bag of suspected homemade alcohol in the Kendall County jail Sunday morning. Corrections officers found the bag about 9:50 a.m. during pod inspections, according to a news release. Jaquarance Charles Handley, 21, of the 500 block of Summit Street, Aurora, was charged with unlawful possession of contraband in a penal institution after an investigation revealed he was in possession of the bag, according to the news release. The charge is a Class 4 felony, which typically is punishable with probation or up to three years in prison. Sheriff's police believe Handley made the alcohol in jail, sheriff's spokesman Craig French said.