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.