JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $500,000 in Jefferson County Court for a 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested late Monday night following an armed incident where he took his two young children from a home on North Scheller Lane in Mt. Vernon.
David Rodriguez was charged Wednesday morning with two counts Class X armed violence and one Class 3 felony count being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodriguez Monday night at his mother’s home in Waltonville.
Deputies had responded around 10:20 p.m. Monday to a call of shots fired at a home in the 4000 block of North Scheller Lane in Mt. Vernon.
Upon their arrival, a woman told them the non-custodial father of her two children had gone to the home and was upset that his children were there.
He then reportedly began waving a gun around and threatening people there before taking the children and firing shots into the woman’s unoccupied vehicle in the driveway.
Rodriguez was found a short time later at the home in Waltonville and was taken into custody without incident. The children were reportedly unharmed in the incident.
Rodriguez is next scheduled to appear in court August 26 for a preliminary hearing and first appearance with his court appointed attorney.