WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) – Illinois state Sen. Suzi Schmidt has been arrested for allegedly damaging her neighbor’s property.
Schmidt, a Republican who last year dropped her re-election bid after her dysfunctional marriage became public knowledge, was charged Tuesday with criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to property, both misdemeanors.
Lake County Sheriff’s Chief Wayne S. Hunter says the charges stem from damage Schmidt did to her neighbor’s “feed bag,” which is valued at less than $300. Hunter says police went to Schmidt’s home near Lake Villa last week, but didn’t serve the arrest warrant until Tuesday evening.
Schmidt was being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Schmidt’s political fortunes took a hit last year when tapes of 911 calls revealed the senator telling police to ignore her husband’s complaints during a domestic dispute.
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