BLOOMINGTON — A Chicago man remains in the McLean County jail after allegedly resisting arrest and pushing Hudson Police Chief Dale Sparks to the ground on Tuesday.

Robert Mabbott, 50, was charged Thursday with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of resisting arrest in McLean County Circuit Court.  

Assistant State’s Attorney David Rossi said in court that Mabbott filed four suspicious documents with a Lincoln bank and indicated he was going to the United Community Bank in Hudson next. Officials from the Lincoln bank informed bank officials in Hudson and when Mabbott showed up, the Hudson Police Department was called.

Rossi told Associate Judge Lee Ann Hill that when Sparks arrived, he approached Mabbott, who pushed Sparks to the floor inside the bank. As Sparks fell, he grabbed Mabbott's leg, Rossi said.

"How is this possible?" Mabbott asked via a video link from the McLean County jail. "I don't understand."

Rossi asked Hill to set bond at $100,000 due to Mabbott’s extensive criminal history that includes convictions in Cook and Lake counties, Wisconsin and Las Vegas. Hill agreed; Mabbott must post $10,035 to be released.

He is due in court for arraignment Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

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