Man gets jail in Naperville bar brawl at Bar Louie

A man who threatened to have his “Cook County lawyers” sue Naperville police and the employees of a downtown bar was sentenced Tuesday to six months in DuPage County Jail, for drinking illegally inside the bar last fall and then tearing a security worker’s coat while being ejected.

Jason A. Brown, 20, lives on the 600 block of Morningside Drive on Naperville’s north side. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in DuPage County Circuit Court to misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property not exceeding $300 and consumption of alcoholic liquor by any person under 21 years of age, according to court records.

Associate Judge Jane H. Mitton accepted Brown’s pleas, sentencing him to 180 days in jail and placing him on two years of probation. Court records indicated companion charges of assault, disorderly conduct/breach of peace and displaying or representing another’s identification card as one’s own were dismissed in exchange for those pleas.

Brown was arrested about 12:27 a.m. Nov. 16 outside Bar Louie, 22 W. Chicago Ave. Police at that time found him pinned to the ground by a bar security worker, according to a written police report.

The bouncer told police several female patrons and a female employee had approached him to complain “that Brown was creeping them out,” including one woman who said he tried to kiss her, the report read in part. The worker said he then approached Brown and twice asked him to leave, only to be met with a barrage of obscenities, the report stated.

As Brown was being escorted outside, he grabbed the bouncer’s coat, ripping its left side, according to the report. “Once outside of the bar, Brown got into a fighting stance and raised both fists, while in close proximity” to the worker, the report indicated.

Brown then “lunged at (the bouncer,) as if he was going to attack him,” the report continued. The bouncer “then took Brown to the ground” while another security worker called police, the report stated.

The officer who drove Brown to the police station for fingerprinting, photographing and processing wrote that “Brown shouted at me the entire time” during their drive.

Brown kicked the rear, passenger-side door of the squad car before entering the police station, according to the report. The officer said “Brown kept telling me how he was going to have his team of Cook County lawyers sue me,” and later “grabbed on the door and door jab, to prevent being placed” inside a prisoner holding cell.

An examination of DuPage County court documents revealed Brown was sentenced to 168 days in jail in July 2012, after being convicted of possession of 30 to 500 grams of marijuana in Naperville. He also did an 11-day jail stint in late 2011 for driving under the influence in Naperville, court records showed.

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