An Evanston woman who recently let a relative move in with her called police before dawn Wednesday to report that her new house guest was beating her.

When officers arrived on the scene at 703 Case St. they say they found the suspect, Victor Albin Shea, 45, hiding under a blanket on the living room couch.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says Shea refused to get up, and when officers tried to take him into custody, he fought their efforts to place him in handcuffs.

Once officers got Shea to the police station, Guenther says, he continued to be aggressive and agitated and spit in the faces of two officers.

Shea now faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery, domestic battery and resisting arrest. 

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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