Pair charged with attacking paramedics at Red Line station

CHICAGO (STMW) - A couple attacked paramedics who had come to their aid on the Harrison Street Red Line platform over the weekend, Cook County prosecutors said in court Tuesday.

Robert Adams, 42, punched two paramedics Sunday night, Assistant State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti said.

Adams also allegedly spit in the face of one the emergency responder who was trying to treat his 21-year-old girlfriend Cherise Finley at the station in the 600 block of South State.

Finley, who appeared to be intoxicated, also punched a paramedic, Antonietti said. Additionally, she scratched a responder, police said.

The paramedics were responding to a domestic disturbance involving Adams and Finley, Antonietti said.

They suffered redness and swelling in their faces, she said. They were treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and released, police said.

The pair ran off following the assault but were arrested about three blocks away, police said.

Adams, of the 2700 block of West Harrison; and Finley, of the 1400 block of South Canal, were charged with aggravated battery.

Judge James Brown ordered Finley held on a $75,000 bond; and Adams on $90,000.

Adams has a previous conviction for aggravated criminal sexual assault, Antonietti said.

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