Man on probation for 2015 Spring Grove attack arrested

  • Dvino Thomas

    Dvino Thomas

Updated 5/26/2017 12:33 PM

A man on probation for beating a woman for two days is back in jail after he was picked up by officers on an arrest warrant.

Dvino Thomas, 31, was taken into custody by members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in front of his residence in the 300 block of Woodcreek Lane in Bolingbrook.


Thomas was wanted on a $500,000 warrant for failure to appear for probation in the December 2015 attack of a woman near Spring Grove, where he previously lived. He was also wanted on a Boone County drug violation warrant, the sheriff's office said in a news release Friday.

Authorities found Thomas driving a vehicle May 24 near South Ashland Avenue and West 43rd Street in Chicago. Officers attempted to stop him, but Thomas avoided police and drove away.

The next day, deputies learned Thomas was at his Bolingbrook address, where he was taken into custody.

Thomas was sentenced to 30 months of probation, 77 days in Lake County jail and 100 hours of public service for his role in an attack against a woman who complained she was beaten and held at gunpoint.

The victim told police she was with Thomas and accomplice Jori Urgo, 22, at Thomas' Spring Grove-area residence when the three got into an argument. Thomas punched and struck the victim in the face with an object, then threatened her with a gun, saying they'd kill her if she notified police, authorities said.

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The victim was allowed to leave two days later, authorities said. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of a broken nose, a broken eye socket and various other bruises.

Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery in August. Charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, possession of a firearm by a felon and unlawful restraint were dropped by prosecutors in exchange for the plea deal.

Assistant Lake County State's Attorney Lauren Kalcheim-Rothenberg said in court when the agreement was finalized the victim approved the plea deal, and she "did not want him (Thomas) to be incarcerated."

During sentencing, Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes warned Thomas any probation violation "may result in a long prison term."

Urgo also pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and was sentenced to 180 days of supervision and 50 hours of public service.

Thomas remains in Lake County jail, and due to appear in court June 1.

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