Press "Enter" to skip to content

Homeless man charged with kidnapping woman at knifepoint in Round Lake

Gerry J. Kaishian, 39, of Chicago.

A homeless man from Chicago was arrested and charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and battering her earlier this month in Round Lake.

Gerry J. Kaishian, 39, whose last known address was the Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 South Canal Street in Chicago, was arrested on January 3 by the Round Lake Police Department.

A criminal complaint filed in Lake County court said that Kaishian struck his ex-girlfriend in the head with his hand at an apartment building in the 100 block of West Washington Street in Round Lake on January 3.

Kaishian grabbed the woman and forced her into a vehicle against her will while he was armed with a knife, the complaint alleges.

He then forced the woman to drive the car and he later obstructed officers by refusing their orders, the complaint said.

[Suggested Article]  Illinois sees lowest-ever number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital

The complaint also said that Kaishian violated an active order of protection that the victim had against him.

A grand jury indicted Kaishian on four counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of armed violence, one count of aggravated unlawful restraint, one count of aggravated battery, one count of domestic battery enhanced, and one count of unlawful violation of an order of protection enhanced.

Kaishian remains held in the Lake County jail on a $300,000 bond. He will need to post $30,000 cash in order to be released on bail.

An arraignment hearing is scheduled for Thursday.


Suggested Stories