A suspect forced entry into a home in Marengo and allegedly said he was going to have sex with the homeowner’s wife, whom he did not know, before being detained by the homeowner until police arrived.
The Marengo Police Department responded around 5:30 a.m. last Saturday to the 1100 block of North State Street in Marengo for a report of a burglary.
A female resident located a male subject sleeping in her home’s living home, according to Marengo Police Department Sgt. Andrew Kjellgren.
It was found that entry had been forced through a back door, causing significant damage to the door and door frame.
Kjellgren said a male resident was able to detain the suspect until police officers arrived.
It was learned the suspect, identified as David E. Becker, 56, of Marengo, was not known to the residents of the home, Kjellgren said.
According to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court, Becker said he was going to have sex with the husband’s wife.
Becker was arrested without further incident and charged with residential burglary, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to residence.
He was processed at the Marengo Police Department and transported to the McHenry County Jail.
Becker was on work release through the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) after being paroled from prison for an aggravated driving under the influence case.
The IDOC issued a parole violation warrant for Becker due to the new criminal cases.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Becker pending trial, calling him a real and present threat to the safety of the community.
McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel granted the petition and remanded Becker to the McHenry County Jail.
A status of attorney hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.