SG man guilty of battering corrections officer

By on August 17, 2010

A Sugar Grove man faces prison after he was convicted of battering a Kane County corrections officers while being held in the county jail.

Dijon R. Grissette, 36, of the 200 block of Maple Street, Sugar Grove, was convicted late Monday, Aug. 16, by a Kane County jury, of one count of aggravated battery to a corrections officer, a Class 2 felony.

At about 9:30 a.m. May 20, 2009, Grissette was being escorted by two corrections officers back to his holding area at the Kane County jail. After Grissette was placed in his cell and corrections officers began to remove his cuffs and shackles, Grissette began to make threats against the two corrections officers, and then struck one of the officers while continuing to make threats. Grissette eventually was subdued with the help of additional officers and pepper spray, although he continued to make threats at the officers. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

Circuit Judge Thomas E. Mueller set Grissette’s next court appearance for 9 a.m. Sept. 22, 2010, for motions and sentencing. Grissette faces a sentence of between three and 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Grisette had been free on $7,500 bond, which he posted Sept. 3, 2009, after 2008 charges for solicitation for murder for hire were dropped.

Bond was revoked upon conviction, and Grissette was taken into custody.

The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Nemura Pencyla and Scott Schwertley.