Antioch, IL- On July 6th shortly after 4:00am Antioch Police responded to the Joanna Court Apartment Complex, located off of Route 83(Main Street), to investigate a disturbance in progress.
Witnesses reported seeing several men arguing in a third floor hallway and one of them fled the building as officers arrived at the complex. While the incident was being investigated, a 911 call was received reporting that the individual believed to have fled the scene was attempting to force his way into an apartment in another building in the complex. As officers were investigating the reported in-progress break in, they saw a third floor resident verbally confronting a man while brandishing a large kitchen knife. It was later determined that the subject brandishing the knife was attempting to prevent the man from forcefully entering his residence.
Subsequent to the investigation police arrested the man involved in the attempted break in, who was identified as 24 year old Kevin J. Herl, of the 700 block of Cunningham Drive, Antioch, IL. It was learned by police that Herl had been in possession of a firearm, which was later recovered in the parking lot along with a magazine loaded with several rounds of ammunition.
Herl was charged with the following offenses: (in Illinois each Class 4 Felony is punishable by up to three years imprisonment and a $25,000 fine)
- Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon- No Concealed Carry Permit, a Class 4 Felony
- Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon- No Firearm Owner Identification Card, a Class 4 Felony
- Criminal Trespass to a Residence, a Class 4 Felony
Herl appeared in Lake County Bond Court this afternoon, where a judge ordered him remanded to the Lake County Jail with a $25,000 bond. He is due in court next on July 7th.