$100K bond set for motorcyclist that allegedly hit Bradley officer
KANKAKEE —Christopher P. Foote, of Bradley, was charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and endangering the life of a child in Kankakee County court on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old Foote was arrested Aug. 31 after hitting a police officer with his Yamaha Supersport motorcycle as he fled from Perry Farm. He led police on a chase that ended when he crashed on Illinois Route 113.
Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott set Foote’s bond on the aggravated battery and child endangerment charges at $100,000.
Foote’s next court date is Sept. 24 before Judge Tom Cunnington.
According to Kankakee County online court records, Foote was issued tickets for reckless driving, driving on suspended license, accident causing injury, no valid registration, failure to reduce speed/driving too fast for conditions, violation of license classification and failure to render aid to an injured person.
Prosecutor Carol Costello said during Foote’s bond hearing officers were called to Perry Farm at about 5 p.m. because of a report of a motorcyclist with a small child on board that was doing laps and speeding.
When officers arrived, Foote sped off. The 2-year-old child was in the arms of his mother, Costello said.
An officer parked his vehicle in an attempt to stop the motorcycle. He was out of the vehicle when Foote drove by and knocked him down. Costello said the officer might need surgery on his knee.
Foote fled at a high rate of speed southbound on Kennedy Drive, failing to stop as police vehicles from multiple agencies followed and tried to intercept him.
After he crashed on Route 113, Foote attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended near the crash scene, according to police.