A man wanted in a home invasion has been arrested after authorities say he forced entry to a residence and attacked an elderly family member, leaving them hospitalized, in Lake Barrington.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office announced earlier this month that they were searching for Robert R. Skoglund, 35, of Danville.
Skoglund arrived at an estranged family member’s home around 7:45 a.m. on October 18, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
Skoglund allegedly forced entry into the home in the 900 block of Shoreline Road in Lake Barrington.
Covelli said Skoglund physically attacked a family member who was inside the residence.
The victim suffered broken teeth and possible broken bones. She was transported to the hospital where she was admitted for three days.
Skoglund fled in a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala with temporary plates, Covelli said.
Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Skoglund charging him with aggravated battery of a victim over 60 and two counts of domestic battery.
He was taken into custody on Tuesday and transported to the Lake County Jail.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Skoglund pending trial, arguing he poses a danger to the victim.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a detention hearing that the victim, who is the mother of Skoglund and is in her mid-60s, was found injured and went to her neighbor’s residence for help.
The woman had missing teeth and facial injuries, which included severe facial swelling and lacerations. She had also suffered a concussion.
A neighbor’s surveillance camera captured Skoglund approaching the victim’s residence.
The woman could be heard screaming for help and Skoglund was seen running away from the home following the unprovoked attack, Katris said.
Katris said Skoglund believes his mother is the devil and suffers from mental illness.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Skoglund, who is representing himself in the case, held in the Lake County Jail pending trial after finding he is a threat to the safety of the victim.