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The original item was published from 2/28/2018 12:09:08 PM to 3/15/2018 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Warrants Team & Highway Patrol Deputies Apprehend Wanted Man in Cuba Township


On February 28, 2018, at approximately 6:10AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call in the 400 block of East Oakwood Drive, Cuba Township, for a well-being check.  The well-being check was for an adult female, who was inside the residence with a man wanted for a previous aggravated domestic battery.  The well-being check was initiated by a family member of the female who was at the residence attempting to make contact with her.

When sheriff’s deputies arrived, they observed the female inside, along with Thomas F. Kornfeind, 44, of the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive, DeKalb.  Kornfeind had an active arrest warrant for Aggravated Domestic Battery (Class 2 Felony), Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony), and Unlawful Interference with the Reporting of Domestic Violence (Class A Misdemeanor).  Bond on the arrest warrant was set at $250,000.00.

The female and Kornfeind retreated to a bedroom of the residence and refused to exit or communicate with sheriff’s deputies.  A perimeter was established and sheriff’s deputies attempted communications via loudspeaker for nearly an hour, to no avail.  Several members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team/U.S. Marshals Service - Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) arrived on the scene.

After Kornfeind refused to exit the home, warrant’s deputies and sheriff’s deputies made entry into the home.  They located Kornfeind hiding in a bedroom.  Kornfeind surrendered just prior to Sheriff’s K-9 Duke being deployed in the home.

Kornfeind was subsequently transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held on $250,000.00 bail.  He is next due in court on March 15, 2018 at 1:30PM in courtroom C-120.  

Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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