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On October 18, 2018, at approximately 2:20AM, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 18700 block of West Ash Drive, Warren Township, for a domestic battery.
Deputies arrived and learned an ex-acquaintance, Lonnie J. Henderson, 39, (no permanent address), of the victim forced entry into the victim’s home, choked and battered her. The victim was able to escape from the home and dial 911. The victim was treated by paramedics.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the home and discovered Henderson fled. Sheriff’s K9 Dax and Deputy Forlenza responded to conduct a track of Henderson. K9 Dax tracked Henderson’s scent for a half-mile, and located him hiding in a marshy area near a business. Once K9 Dax barked at Henderson, he surrendered and was arrested without incident.
Sheriff Mark Curran said, “This is yet another example of the important value of our Sheriff’s Canine Teams. From fleeing felons to high-risk missing persons, our Canine Teams are tremendously successful keeping Lake County safe.”
Henderson was subsequently charged with:
Aggravated Domestic Battery (Class 2 Felony)
Domestic Battery – Enhanced (Class 4 Felony)
Criminal Damage to Property (Misdemeanor)
Criminal Trespass to Property (Misdemeanor)
Disorderly Conduct (Misdemeanor)
Henderson remains held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court hearing.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.