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Gurnee standoff suspect indicted on multiple charges

Kendrick Augillard

Kendrick Augillard

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Updated: December 10, 2012 6:23AM

The Zion man who was in a standoff with Gurnee police that caused two schools to go on lockdown has been indicted by a Lake County grand on several charges.

Kendrick Augillard, 35, was indicted Wednesday on the charges of attempted first-degree murder, home invasion, residential burglary, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated cruelty to an animal for the Oct. 19 incident.

Augillard showed up to his ex-girlfriend’s Gurnee residence with a firearm six days before the woman’s emergency order of protection against him was due to expire, according to court records and police.

The woman, whose name is not being released by The Lake County News-Sun to protect her identity, sought an emergency order of protection against him on Oct. 5.

This was the day after he said “he was going to burn down her house and come to her job and get her,” according to court documents.

The emergency order of protection was filed that day and was due to expire Oct. 25. The order barred Augillard from coming within 500 feet of the woman’s home and her place of employment, Allendale Associates in Lake Villa, according to court documents.

Augillard was charged with criminal misdemeanor disorderly conduct for the Oct. 4 threats, according to court documents.

On Oct. 19, Augillard forced his way inside the woman’s home. She was not home, but her sister-in-law and her two children, ages 6 and 10, were home, authorities said.

Augillard shot the family’s dog, identified in court documents as Remy. The sister-in-law and her two children hid inside a bathroom. Augillard fired a .38-caliber revolver, leaving six bullet holes in the bathroom door, according to court documents.

She was able to dial 9-1-1. Augillard then barricaded himself inside the home.

Police were able to evacuate the woman and her children. Augillard came out after a friend of his responded to the scene and spoke with him, police said.

This incident happened near Warren Township High School’s O’Plaine Campus and River Trail School (formerly O’Plaine School) for grades three, four and five. Both schools were put on lockdown.

Augillard is facing 26 to 50 years in prison for attempted first-degree murder. He is charged with this for discharging a firearm through a door knowing a person was on the other side, according to court documents.

He faces 26 to 50 years for the home invasion 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.

Augillard’s criminal history includes a 2008 ordinance violation for using marijuana, according to court records.

He is in custody in lieu of $500,000 bond. He is due for arraignment Nov. 15.

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