MT. VERNON, IL — A 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his arrest late Monday night for alleged aggravated kidnapping that involved shots fired.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded around 10:20 Monday night on a report of shots fired at a home in the 4000 block of North Scheller Lane in Mt. Vernon.
David R. Rodriguez was arrested on charges of Class X felony aggravated kidnapping with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and armed violence.
A woman staying at the home reportedly told deputies the father of her children went to the home and waived a gun around while threatening others then shot her vehicle. He allegedly took the two children of who he does not have custodial rights.
Reports say the woman told deputies where Rodriguez likely went with the children and they located him a short time later where he was arrested without incident.
The children were unharmed and Rodriguez remains in the Jefferson County Jail awaiting the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.