An Evanston man, who is a caregiver, was arrested after Woodstock police say he endangered the life of his 92-year-old hospice patient by abandoning him.
James D. Libamba, 38, of the 300 block of Callan Avenue in Evanston, was charged with one count of abuse or neglect of an elderly person by a caregiver, a Class 3 felony.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Libamba is a caregiver for a 92-year-old man in Woodstock.
The patient is to be under full-time medical care because he is unable to take care of himself, the complaint said.
The complaint said Libamba abandoned the patient, causing his life to be endangered on July 17 during the day.
One day after the incident, Libamba allegedly stole a vehicle in Wauconda and was arrested, according to court documents.
A Lake County judge allowed Libamba to be released from the Lake County Jail on a personal recognizance bond in the Wauconda incident.
Police transferred Libamba to the McHenry County Jail on his arrest warrant for the Woodstock incident.
A McHenry County judge allowed Libamba to be released in McHenry County on a personal recognizance bond.
Libamba is scheduled to appear in McHenry County court on August 27 for an arrangement hearing.