Bond set at $500,000 for Elgin man charged in kidnapping
A 51-year-old Elgin man was ordered held on $500,000 bail Friday after authorities say he kidnapped a woman in Hoffman Estates early Wednesday morning.
Dana Green, of the 1000 block of Old Creek Court, was charged with aggravated kidnapping and if convicted, faces up to 30 years in prison.
After the woman dropped her children off at a relative's Hoffman Estates home about 5 a.m. Wednesday, she drove about 250 feet before she was boxed in by two cars, one of which she recognized, said Cook County assistant state's attorney David Shin.
Green approached the driver's side of the woman's car and forced his way in, Shin said. Green then drove her to a nearby park in the 700 block of Knoll Lane where he accused her of cheating, grabbed her hair and threatened her, Shin said.
An unknown accomplice pulled up next to them and handed Green a butcher knife after which Green told the woman "this is going to be your last day alive," Shin said.
Green threatened her with the knife, punched her several times in the stomach and threatened to harm her family. Green eventually exited the vehicle and let the woman leave. He was arrested Thursday at the Kane County Court House with the assistance of the Kane County sheriff's office.
Judge Joel Greenblatt ordered Green have no contact with the woman. He also ordered GPS monitoring if Green posts bond.
Green's background includes 30 months probation for a 2011 conviction in Kane County for possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to 40 months probation in 1996 for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, but violated that probation and was sentenced to eight years in prison, Shin said.
Additionally, Green has a pending domestic battery case in Kane County and a pending aggravated assault and DUI in Kendall County.
He next appears in court on Oct. 15.