On October 21, 2021 at approximately 6:30 a.m., two Lake County Correctional Officers were injured, after an inmate charged them and battered them.
Ryan F. Groh, 34, of the 4800 block of 14th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, was arrested earlier in the morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., after interfering with a DUI investigation. Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle where Groh was the passenger. The driver of the vehicle was suspected of DUI and a sheriff’s deputy was conducting field sobriety tests. Groh exited the vehicle and began obstructing deputies as they were attempting to conduct field sobriety tests. Groh pushed past one deputy and the deputy attempted to take him into custody, but Groh physically resisted. Groh was subsequently taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail for obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
During the processing process at the jail, Groh began swearing at correctional officers and took an aggressive stance toward them. He then attacked two correctional officers, throwing multiple punches, and struck one correctional officer in the face. Correctional officers were eventually able to subdue Groh.
One correctional officer sustained an injury to his hand and the other sustained an injury to his knee during the struggle. Both correctional officers were transported to an area hospital where they were treated and released.
Groh was subsequently charged with two additional counts of resisting a correctional officer and one count of aggravated battery to a correctional officer.
Groh remains held in the Lake County Jail on $200,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on October 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.