Two people have been charged with beating a woman and holding her captive for two days last month in a northwest suburban Spring Grove home.
The woman was at a home in the 39200 block of North Jackson Drive in unincorporated Spring Grove Dec. 27 when she got into an argument with an acquaintance, 30-year-old Dvino E. Thomas, according to a statement from the Lake County sheriff’s office.
Thomas began to punch her in the face and hit her with an object during the argument, the sheriff’s office said. Jori A. Urgo, 21, was also present during the argument and joined Thomas in punching the victim.
After the beating, Thomas pulled out a gun and threated to kill the victim if she left the home or called police, the sheriff’s office said. He also took the keys to her vehicle.
The victim was able to leave the home two days later on Dec. 29 and was driven to a hospital, where she was treated for a broken nose, bruises and a possible broken eye socket, according to the sheriff’s office. Detectives began an investigation after she filed a police report.
Thomas, who lives in the block where the beating and kidnapping happened, was arrested at his home early Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said. Urgo, who lives in the same block, was arrested Tuesday afternoon in unincorporated Ingleside. They were each charged with felony counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery.
Thomas and Urgo are both being held at the Lake County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. Urgo is being held on a $250,000 bond and was expected to appear in court Wednesday morning. Thomas is being held on a $750,000 bond and is expected back in court Friday afternoon.