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EVANSTON (CBS) – An Evanston man allegedly hid under a blanket while police officers were investigating a report of domestic battery against him on Wednesday, then spat in two officers’ faces after he was arrested.

Police responded to a call of domestic battery at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday at 703 Case St., where a woman told them that she had been beaten by a relative who had recently moved in.

Officers found Victor Albin Shea, 44, hiding under a blanket on the living room couch, police said. Shea ignored repeated commands from police, who eventually took off the blanket and told him to stand up and cooperate.

Instead, as the officers moved in to arrest him, Shea jumped up, clenched his fists and tried to get away.

The officers subdued him, handcuffed him and took him to the Evanston police station, where he spit in the face of two officers.

Shea was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count each of domestic battery, battery, aggravated assault and resisting/obstructing an officer.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

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