$25K bond for woman charged with using stun gun on CTA bus driver

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Iesah James | photo from Chicago Police

A woman has been charged with aggravated battery and ordered held on a $25,000 bond after she allegedly used a stun gun on a CTA bus driver Friday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

Iesah James, 30, of the 3100 block of West Arthington, faces two felony counts of aggravated battery to a transit employee, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Shortly after 11 p.m., James threw a rock at the 49-year-old man driving the bus in the 700 block of North Austin, police said. The rock hit the man in the shoulder and she then used a Taser on the bus driver, striking him under the arm causing “redness and soreness.”

The bus driver refused medical attention, a police source said.

James “became enraged” when the bus passed her stop, according to a police report.

On Sunday, James was ordered held on a $25,000 bond, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. She is next scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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