Man To Face Mental Fitness Trial For Locking Daughter In BasementRandy Swopes of Waukegan is charged with child endangerment and unlawful restraint for keeping his 10-year-old daughter in a basement room for months because he and his wife believed she was possessed by a demon.
Woman Charged With Murder In Waukegan Hit-And-RunA 39-year-old woman has been charged with murder, after allegedly running over her long-term boyfriend with her car in north suburban Waukegan on Friday.
Waukegan Father Who Held Daughter In Basement Asks For Reduced BondWaukegan father Randy Swopes, accused in July of locking his daughter in a basement because he believed she was possessed is still in custody, but he’s asking for a new court hearing to get his bond lowered.
FBI Searches For Suspected Waukegan Bank RobberHe is also suspected in an attempted bank robbery on August 25 at 12:45 at the PNC Bank at 2900 Sheridan Road in Zion.
Woman Who Locked Daughter In Basement To Be Released; Husband Held For Psych EvaluationA Lake County judge has ordered a woman charged with locking her 10-year-old daughter in her basement in Waukegan released on her own recognizance, and her husband kept in custody, pending a mental health evaluation.
Waukegan Family Member: Child Held Captive Made ThreatsParents Randy and Katherine are now behind bars charged with felony child abuse.
Son Defends Couple Waukegan Charged With Locking Daughter In BasementRandy and Katherine Swopes were arrested on July 17, charged with unlawful restraint and child endangerment.
DCFS Confirms At Least 5 Encounters With Waukegan Parents That Locked Girl In BasementCBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports the Department of Children and Family Services has had contact with the couple on numerous occasions since the mid-1990s.
Family That Allegedly Locked Girl In Basement Known To DCFSThe department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) took away four children living in a Waukegan home after authorities found a 10-year-old allegedly held captive in the family’s basement for several months.
Wrongful Conviction Costs Suburb Nearly $9 Million A Chicago suburb is taking out a loan to cover a nearly $9 million debt in a wrongful conviction case.
Cops: Parents Locked Child In Basement; Believed She Was Possessed By DemonA girl was held captive in the basement of her family home in north suburban Waukegan, apparently because her parents believed she was possessed by a demon.
Waukegan Man Accused Of Selling Homemade FireworksUndercover detectives set up a purchase with Janko Armanov where he sold them 100 half sticks of fireworks.