Man Arrested for Allegedly Battering, Restraining Ex-Girlfriend in Grayslake Area

Lloyd R. Smith has been charged with restraint and battery in the Grayslake area. He is being held without bond. – LCSO

by Tina Johansson

A 46-year-old man was arrested on domestic battery charges Saturday night in a motel after authorities said he fled from his ex-girlfriend’s residence in unincorporated Grayslake where he allegedly held her and her young child captive after hitting her.

The suspect, identified as Lloyd R. Smith, address unknown, allegedly entered the woman’s residence in the 18900 block of West Old Plank Road without permission while she was sleeping, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The Lake County Sheriff’s office, in responding to her call for help, assembled an emergency team of deputies and detectives in an effort to locate the suspect.  

Smith took his ex-girlfriend’s cell phone, preventing her from calling for help before holding her and her young child hostage for several hours, investigators said.  She told investigators during the ordeal her ex-boyfriend battered her and threatened to kill her before he finally fled.

The Sheriff’s office, in responding to her call for help, assembled an emergency team of deputies and detectives in an effort to locate the suspect.  With the help of Palatine Police, they found and arrested him in a motel in the 500 block of Northwest Highway in Palatine.

Smith is being held in Lake County Jail without bond on charges residential burglary, unlawful restraint, domestic battery, criminal trespass to residence and driving with a revoked driver’s license.

The suspect also faced an outstanding arrest warrant for unlawful restraint and domestic battery for a similar incident which occurred last month, sheriff’s deputies said. In addition, there was arrest warrant charging him with for failing to report to authorities as required  in a case for which he had to wear an electronic monitoring device as part of the sentence.

At a bond hearing after his arrest, the judge ordered him held without bond.  He is due in court for another hearing on April 28.

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