A Waukegan man is being held on a $350,000 bond after prosecutors say he damaged a woman’s car near Beach Park and threatened to kill her and the police over text message.
Micah Davis, 24, of Waukegan, was charged with two counts of harassment and one count of obscene messaging.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa said during a bond hearing on Monday that Davis and the victim have a child in common.
Davis allegedly sideswiped the victim’s car Saturday evening, causing damage to the driver’s side door.
He then got out of his car and punched the windshield of the victim’s car, damaging it, DeRosa said.
The victim’s child was inside the vehicle at the time.
Davis was issued a misdemeanor citation, DeRosa said.
The victim later called 911 and reported that Davis had come back to their residence and further damaged their car.
The victim called 911 again Monday morning and reported that Davis was sitting on his car outside of the victim’s residence, DeRosa said.
Davis had left the scene before deputies arrived.
Later in the afternoon, the victim reported that Davis was sitting in his car outside of the victim’s neighbor’s house.
Deputies responded again and spotted Davis’ car driving away and he was arrested, DeRosa said.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that the incidents occurred in the 10300 block of Country Lane in Beach Park.
Throughout the incidents, Davis threatened over text to kill the victim and police, DeRosa said.
The victim has an order of protection against Davis, according to text messages read by prosecutors.
He also allegedly called the victim several times.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) was notified, DeRosa said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak set Davis’ bond at $350,000.
Davis remains held at the Lake County Jail. He is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on October 27.