Man charged with intimidating ex-wife in Schaumburg

  • Jeffrey Shockey

    Jeffrey Shockey

Updated 10/5/2016 7:14 PM

A Melrose Park man who prosecutors say used a life insurance policy and a .45-caliber bullet to intimidate his ex-wife was ordered held on $150,000 bail Wednesday.

Jeffrey Shockey faces charges of intimidation, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.


Prosecutors say he and his ex-wife attended a court hearing Monday in DuPage County. During that hearing, a judge prohibited him from seeing his children, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Maureen McGee.

Later that day, Shockey went to his wife's Schaumburg office. Her co-workers, aware of the hearing earlier that day, told him she had left, McGee said.

Shockey noticed his wife's purse and left a copy of her life insurance policy on her desk, McGee said. On the way out of the building, prosecutors say, he tossed a bullet at a secretary.

Police later recovered 15 .45-caliber rounds and 12 .40-caliber rounds of ammunition in his car, McGee said. Shockey told police he had his Firearm Owner's Identification card revoked, McGee said.

Shockey, who has no criminal background, next appears in court on Oct. 27.

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