A Chicago man who a prosecutor said showed a "complete and utter disregard" for human life was ordered held without bond Wednesday in connection with the beating of a Chicago officer.
Tythia Thigpen, of the 5700 block of South Winchester, is accused of striking an officer in the head with a baseball bat Saturday morning. The officer was trying to break up a street fight, police said.
The 29-year-old was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery to a peace officer, aggravated battery use of a deadly weapon and issuance of warrant.
Police said the officer was responding to a call about a battery in progress around 12:30 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Winchester in the West Englewood neighborhood, officials said. Several men were in the street fighting, and when the officer attempted to break up the fight he was struck on the head and attacked with a baseball bat, according to authorities.
Police said the fighting offenders fled the scene.
The officer was treated and released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County over the weekend.