Local

Judge to rule on Crystal Lake road rage assault charges

Off-duty DuPage County Sheriff's deputy accused of pointing a gun at another driver

CRYSTAL LAKE – A judge is expected to make a ruling next month in the case of an off-duty DuPage County Sheriff’s officer accused of pointing a gun at another woman during a driving dispute.

Diana K. French-Tumblin, 31, of the 1600 block of Beecher Avenue, Wheaton, was charged Aug. 14, 2016, with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct. McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Hirsch is expected to make a decision Dec. 21 based on evidence presented at a bench trial Wednesday.

Crystal Lake police responded Aug. 14, 2016, to the area of Golf Course and Barlina roads, where French-Tumblin had reportedly pointed a Glock 27 pistol at another driver, court records show.

French-Tumblin left before Crystal Lake police arrived, court records show.

About 20 minutes later, officers learned French-Tumblin had contacted the department’s dispatchers to say she was in the 1200 block of Knollwood Circle, court records show.

French-Tumblin was arrested and charged later that same day.

Both French-Tumblin’s attorney, Scott Anderson, and McHenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Victor Escarcida declined to comment on the case because it is ongoing.

Escarcida did not say whether his office had offered French-Tumblin a plea deal.

Anderson filed a motion asking the judge to bar witness statements made by the other driver, but that motion was denied June 22.

As of Monday afternoon, French-Tumblin was listed as a DuPage County Sheriff’s employee working as a deputy in the corrections division, a representative from the sheriff’s administration office said. Her total annual compensation was listed as $69,777.

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.