A Wauconda man was arrested after he allegedly threw a knife at a 10-year-old, striking and injuring the child earlier this week in Wauconda, prosecutors said.
Dmitri S. Yakovlev, 35, of Wauconda, was charged with aggravated battery to a child causing bodily harm, domestic battery causing bodily harm and domestic battery physical contact.
Yakovlev came home from work on Monday and was upset and “yelling at everyone,” according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Francis DeRosa.
DeRosa said the family sat down for dinner and the victim, a 10-year-old, was upset about Yakovlev’s mood and told him to “piss off.”
The child stood up and started walking away from the table.
Yakovlev took a butter knife and threw it at the child, striking the child in the shoulder area, DeRosa said.
Yakovlev threw the knife with enough force that it went through the victim’s shirt and cut their skin, DeRosa said. Yakovlev then left the home.
A woman called 911 and the Wauconda Police Department responded to the home on Garland Road.
Officers observed that the victim had a 3-4 inch scratch that bled slightly and eventually bruised, DeRosa said.
Yakovlev was arrested on Tuesday after he returned to the home to get some belongings.
Yakovlev’s attorney, Torrie Newsome, said in court that he sees the incident as a father-and-son situation where the child “was not showing the proper respect like they should.”
Newsome asked the court for a low cash bond and said his client would comply with any imposed court orders.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak noted that Yakovlev has prior domestic battery cases and ordered him held on a $25,000 bond.
Yakovlev was transported to the Lake County Jail and has since been released after posting bond.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 12.