WATSEKA, Ill. – A welfare check at a Watseka residence turned into a dangerous situation for police officers on Sunday. 28-year-old Paris Johnson was arrested after allegedly threatening officers who responded to a report of a woman being battered by Johnson.
Police officers were called to the 400-block of W. Hickory Court to check on the welfare of a woman who had allegedly been battered by 28-year-old Paris Johnson. Upon arrival, Johnson reportedly threatened the officers.
A neighbor then contacted the police to inform them that Johnson had barricaded himself inside the home. Assisted by Iroquois County Sheriff’s deputies, officers entered the home and took Johnson into custody. He was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, Kidnapping, and Resisting & Obstructing arrest.
The incident occurred in the 400-block of W. Hickory Court in Watseka when police were dispatched to check on the welfare of a woman. Upon arrival, officers were met by Johnson who allegedly threatened them. A second call from a concerned neighbor informed the police that Johnson had battered the woman and barricaded himself in the home.
Assisted by Iroquois County Sheriff’s deputies, the police were able to gain entry to the home where Johnson was found and taken into custody. Johnson was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, Kidnapping, and Resisting & Obstructing arrest.