A Waukegan man is being held on a $500,000 bond after he was charged with kidnapping and attacking a woman, leaving her with visible injuries, at an apartment in Waukegan.
Adolfo G. Matute-Paguada, 28, of Waukegan, was charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Caitlin Valiulis said Waukegan police officers responded to Matute-Paguada’s residence in Waukegan around 2 a.m. on October 18.
Officers tried to get into the apartment but Matute-Paguada told them they would have to kill him to get him out, Valiulis said.
Officers eventually spoke to the victim, who is in a relationship with Matute-Paguada, and she reported that the two of them had been out drinking.
They came back to the apartment with an acquaintance of theirs. Matute-Paguada and the victim then got into a verbal argument.
The victim wanted to leave but Matute-Paguada refused to let her and he punched her and knocked her to the ground, Valiulis said.
Matute-Paguada allegedly grabbed the woman by her hair and dragged her 20 feet down the hallway.
Matute-Paguada strangled the woman, causing her to briefly lose consciousness, Valiulis said.
The victim was able to run to the bathroom and Matute-Paguada grabbed a knife.
Valiulis said the man raised it toward the woman but she was able to catch the knife between her fingers.
A witness was able to pull Matute-Paguada away from the woman.
Officers observed the victim’s knees had been scraped from being dragged and she had scratches and red marks on her neck.
She also had a large bruise on her back and redness on her forehead.
There were blood droplets throughout the apartment and a knife was recovered in the bathroom, Valiulis said.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Matute-Paguada held on a $500,000 bond.
Matute-Paguada remains held in the Lake County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on November 15 for a preliminary hearing.