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Wanted man arrested following police standoff near North Barrington

Thomas F. Kornfeind, 44, of DeKalb

What started as a well-being check turned into a police standoff with a wanted man in North Barrington Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were called at 6:10 a.m. to the 400 block of East Oakwood Drive near North Barrington for a well-being check on a woman. Officials said that a family member of the woman called police after the woman at the home wasn’t answering the door.

Sheriff’s officials said that the woman was inside the house with Thomas F. Kornfeind, 44, of the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb, who had an active arrest warrant for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and unlawful interference with the reporting of domestic violence.

Sheriff’s officials said that the woman and Kornfeind fled to a bedroom in the home and refused to exit or communicate with police. A perimeter was setup and sheriff’s deputies tried to communicate through a loudspeaker for an hour with no results.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals were called to the scene.

Authorities entered the home and found Kornfeind hiding in a bedroom. He was arrested and is being held at the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 15.

Officials said that the woman was not injured during the incident.


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