Calvin Walker has gone to prison in Illinois for 11 different felony cases. Drugs, guns, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident involving death or injury, and aggravated battery of police are a few examples.
Currently on parole, Walker is now accused of rolling many of those old charges into one new case.
Prosecutors say he had a gun on the passenger seat of his car Monday when he passed out behind the wheel with narcotics nearby — and he then battered police who were guarding him at the hospital after covering himself with his own feces.
“Where is the help?” Walker asked Judge Kelly McCarthy during his bail hearing this week. “All they doing is throwing me in jail and the penitentiary, but where’s the help?”
The fire department initially responded to an EMS call of a driver slumped over the wheel of a running car on the 7200 block of North Rodgers around 3:45 a.m. Prosecutors said they called for police because they saw a gun on the man’s passenger seat.
Cops allegedly secured the gun, a loaded 40-caliber pistol, along with nearly $1,400 worth of heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy that were in the center console and driver’s door panel.
An ambulance took the man, identified as Walker, to St. Francis Hospital and two police officers stayed with him because he was in custody.
Walker asked to use the restroom at one point, and the cops obliged.
Walker covered himself with his own feces, emerged from the bathroom “flailing and screaming,” and ran into the hospital parking lot, prosecutors said. The cops chased him down.
Prosecutors said one officer sprained an ankle, and the other strained his lower back and caught some of Walker’s poo in his mouth.
“I was on drugs,” Walker countered at the end of his bail hearing. And he suggested the cops were faking their injuries.
“It’s always people wanna put in extra paperwork to get days off and sh*t like that,” he said, against the advice of Assistant Public Defender Suzin Farber.
Walker is currently on parole for a hit-and-run traffic crash that seriously injured a pedestrian. He is also on parole for concurrent sentences of aggravated battery of police and aggravated fleeing of police. All of those charges stem from separate incidents, prosecutors said.
He is now charged with Class X armed habitual criminal, unlawful possession of a handgun, DUI, driving without a license, manufacture-delivery of cocaine, possession of ecstasy, escape by a felon, and resisting police.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is reconsidering Walker’s parole status in light of the new allegations. Judge Kelly McCarthy ordered him held without bail.