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updated: 7/27/2014 12:55 PM

Lake in the Hills man in jail after standoff

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  • Benedicto T. Rodriguez

    Benedicto T. Rodriguez


A suicidal Lake in the Hills man who barricaded himself in his house is being held in McHenry County Jail, authorities said.

Benedicto T. Rodriguez, 49, of the 100 block of Deerpath Road, was arrested early Thursday and was being held on charges of endangering the life/health of a child and violating an order of protection, authorities said.

Rodriguez gave himself up following a standoff with police Wednesday afternoon, and was taken to Centegra Memorial Medical Center in Woodstock because of suicidal thoughts, Lake in the Hills Police Officer Chris Miller said.

A male teenage relative was in the house during the standoff, but police were able to get the boy out while negotiating with Rodriguez, authorities said.

Lake in the Hills police issued the endangerment charge and arrested him Thursday morning; Rodriguez also had an arrest warrant outstanding for violating an order of protection issued by the McHenry County Sheriff's office, Miller said.

His bond was set at $2,150; he is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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