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Lake County Sheriff K-9 locates man who fled after assaulting woman in Ingleside

James R. Jurkowski, 41, of the 34700 block of North Oden Avenue in Ingleside.
James R. Jurkowski, 41, of the 34700 block of North Oden Avenue in Ingleside.

An Ingleside man was caught by Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax after he assaulted a woman and fled the scene early Saturday morning.

At around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, Lake County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 34700 block of North Oden Avenue in Ingleside for a report of a domestic battery. When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they found the victim with several injuries, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was treated by paramedics for her injuries.

Officials said that a preliminary investigation showed that James R. Jurkowski, 41, of the 34700 block of North Oden Avenue in Ingleside, battered the woman and fled from the home on foot when he learned sheriff’s deputies were responding.

The responding sheriff’s deputies requested Deputy John Forlenza and his K-9 partner, Dax, to the scene to help search for Jurkowski.

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax
Lake County Sheriff K-9 Dax

45 minutes after Jurkowski fled, he was located by K-9 Dax and Deputy Forlenza hiding under a bush in a backyard. He was located about one block away from the scene, authorities said. Jurkowski was taken into custody without further incident.

Deputy John Forlenza and K-9 Dax
Deputy John Forlenza and K-9 Dax

Jurkowski was charged with one count of domestic battery (class A misdemeanor). He remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $70,000 bond. His next court date is October 18 at 9:00 a.m. in courtroom C-207.

Lake & McHenry County Scanner Staff

Lake & McHenry County Scanner Staff

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