Homero Morales, 45, attempted to escape the Aurora police lockup Sunday morning after being arrested for a DUI. Morales’s hands were cuffed while he was being processed when he tried to run form the building but the office caught up with him. As they struggles, Morales overpowered the officer and used the chains on his handcuffs to try and strangle him.
Several other Aurora police officers had to pull Morales off the victim. Along with his DUI, Morales is charged with attempted murder, attempted escape, aggravated battery to a corrections employee and aggravated battery. The injured officer suffered a broken thumb and numerous cuts and bruises.
Police: Aurora man choked officer during escape attempt, www.dailyherald.com, October 26, 2010