Two Spring Grove residents face kidnapping, battery charges
Two Spring Grove residents were behind bars Wednesday on charges they abducted an acquaintance at gunpoint and beat her for two days late last month, Lake County authorities said.
Dvino E. Thomas, 30, and Jori A. Urgo, 21, both of 39200 block of North Jackson Drive, face charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery stemming from accusations that surfaced last week when their accuser walked into the Lake County sheriff's office.
According to the woman's account, she was at the North Jackson Drive residence Dec. 27 when she and Thomas got into an argument, according to the sheriff's office. During the dispute, authorities said, Thomas began punching the woman and striking her in the face with an object, then Urgo also started punching the woman.
The woman told authorities Thomas threatened her with a gun and said he'd kill her if she left the home or notified police. He also took her car keys and refused to let her leave, according to the sheriff's office.
The woman was able to leave the residence Dec. 29, officials said, and was taken to a hospital for treatment for a broken nose, bruises, and a possible broken eye socket.
The woman filed a report with the sheriff's office Jan. 8, officials said, leading to the arrests of Thomas at his home on Monday and Urgo in Ingleside on Tuesday, according to the sheriff's office.
If found guilty of the most serious charge, each could face 6 to 30 years in prison.
Both are being held in the Lake County jail; Thomas' bail was set at $750,000 and Urgo's is $250,000. They must post 10 percent to be released while their cases are pending.
Urgo is due back in court Thursday, and Thomas is scheduled to appear in court Friday.