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Belleville man charged for spitting on officer and EMS worker

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Keith Holman, of Belleville, Illinois has been charged for allegedly spitting on a Belleville police officer and an EMS worker after a fight at a Belleville apartment complex. By KMOV Web Producer Keith Holman, of Belleville, Illinois has been charged for allegedly spitting on a Belleville police officer and an EMS worker after a fight at a Belleville apartment complex. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) -- A man is being held by Belleville Police after allegedly spitting on an officer and an EMS worker.

Authorities said, around 6 p.m. on Monday, police received a call about a fight at the Pheseantwood Apartments in Belleville, Illinois.

When officers arrived on the scene it took them a while to gain control of the situation.  According to reports, Keith Holman, of Belleville, failed to cooperate with police and became combative.  The officers finally got him into custody and took him back to headquarters.

Holman asked for medical assistance for the injuries he sustained in his struggle with officers and an ambulance was called. Two officers accompanied him and EMS personnel to St. Elizabeth's Hospital because of his behavior. Police say that is when Holman started making threats toward the officers and their families. Holman also spit on an EMS personnel and a police officer. 

Police report this is not the first time Holman has had a struggle with police. He was out on bond for a September 17, 2011 incident where he was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer, domestic battery and resisting a peace officer. Holman bit a police officer during that incident.

Holman has now been charge with aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated battery to a medical technician. His bond has been set at $200,000.

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