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Not guilty pleas for Zion man accused in Gurnee standoff

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Kendrick Augillard, 34, of Zion, is charged with home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated cruelty to a companion animal, violation of an order of protection and possession of a weapon with no firearms owner's identification card. Augillard was involved in a police standoff in the 4400 block of Raven Court in Gurnee. | Special to Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 15, 2013 2:15AM

The Zion man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s Gurnee house and shooting at her sister-in-law and her two young children through a bathroom door, pleaded not guilty to the charges against him at his arraignment Thursday.

Kendrick Augillard, 35, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges for the Oct. 19 incident. He pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder, residential burglary, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated cruelty to animals.

He is also charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s Gurnee home and coming to her place of employment Oct. 4, according to court records. The ex-girlfriend, whose name is not being released by The News-Sun to protect her identity, was granted an emergency order of protection against Augillard on Oct. 5, according to court records.

Six days before that order of protection was due to expire, Augillard showed up at her front door with a firearm in hand, police said. The ex-girlfriend was not home, but her sister-in-law and her two children, ages 6 and 10, were in the house.

Augillard is accused of breaking down the door. The family dog, Remy, stood its ground and bared its teeth to him. That is when Augillard shot the dog, according to Gurnee police.

The woman and her two children were able to hide in the bathroom. There were six bullet holes in the bathroom door, authorities said.

Augillard was in a standoff with police for about three hours before he surrendered. The sister-in-law and her children were evacuated without injury.

Remy also survived being shot.

Augillard faces 26 to 50 years in prison for the attempted first-degree murder charge; four to 15 years in prison for the residential burglary and aggravated discharge of a firearm charges; and one to three years in prison for the aggravated cruelty to an animal charge.

He is in custody in lieu of $500,000 bond. He is due back in court Dec. 12. A trial date of Jan. 22 was scheduled.

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