LAFAYETTE – A Lafayette man who was positioned right into a psychological well being diversion program to settle fees of holding a household hostage however later went on the lam has been captured, authorities mentioned.
Kenneth David McIsaac, 32, was arrested Tuesday in Oakland and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, the Contra Costa County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned.
At a listening to Wednesday, Decide Julia Campins terminated McIsaac’s psychological well being diversion standing on the district legal professional’s request. Prosecutors mentioned McIsaac is being held with out bail.
On Sept. 24, 2022, McIsaac allegedly broke right into a Lafayette condominium, compelled a household to be tied up at gunpoint and held them hostage for 5 hours till they had been capable of break away.
McIsaac was charged with a dozen felony counts that included kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, theft, housebreaking and youngster abuse. He spent a 12 months in jail whereas the case was pending, till roughly two months in the past, when Decide Campins dominated that he certified for a psychological well being diversion program that allowed him to remain at a resort however required him to undergo drug testing and different supervision.
Prosecutors, together with one of many alleged victims, objected to inserting McIsaac within the diversion program.
At a listening to in September, Campins mentioned she believed the diversion program would do a greater job of addressing McIsaac’s underlying psychological sickness than the jail system.
“If correctly executed and correctly managed, it’s truly safer to have somebody obtain therapy and steerage by way of this course of than place them in jail for a time frame with no such therapy after which launched,” Campins mentioned throughout the listening to.
McIsaac left the diversion program on Oct. 24. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.
Legal proceedings in opposition to McIsaac will resume on Nov. 29, in keeping with prosecutors.