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updated: 3/13/2014 4:12 PM

Buffalo Grove man facing kidnapping charges

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  • Samuel B. Jackson

    Samuel B. Jackson


A Buffalo Grove man has waived extradition from Wisconsin and is being returned to Illinois to face charges in the kidnapping of an estranged girlfriend during an argument in Highland Park about 11 days ago.

Samuel B. Jackson, 32, of the 1100 Block of Miller Lane, is charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint and felony criminal damage to property stemming from the March 2 attack, Highland Park Deputy Police Chief George Pfutzenreuter said Thursday.

If found guilty of the class 2 kidnapping charge, Jackson could be sentenced up to seven years in prison, officials said. Lake County prosecutors could also attempt to enhance the charge and increase his potential maximum prison time to 14 years, authorities said.

Pfutzenreuter said police were called to the 400 bock of Central Avenue for a report of an argument between Jackson and the victim at 3:32 p.m.

The caller told police the victim was inside a parked vehicle and Jackson was outside trying to get inside the vehicle, Pfutzenreuter said.

When police arrived at the scene, the victim and vehicle were gone, he said. Officers learned the victim had been in a previous abusive relationship with Jackson, and had received threats recently, Pfutzenreuter said.

Investigating officers determined the vehicle was in Racine, Wis., and police there were asked to check an area of 6th Street and Wisconsin Avenue for the woman, he said. Police discovered Jackson and the victim inside the car about 6 p.m., Pfutzenreuter said.

The Journal Times in Racine reported that Jackson shouted to police to "just shoot me," and "send the dog," referring to a police K9 unit on the scene.

The dog was sent in, resulting in Jackson suffering a bite to his calf, the Journal Times reported.

Jackson was charged with two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer in Racine. He will be sent to Lake County this week where he will be held on a $500,000 arrest warrant.

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