CHICAGO | A Cook County judge denied bond Tuesday for a Dolton man who police say broke into a South Side house and kidnapped his infant daughter.
Judge Peggy Chiampas granted the request by the Cook County state’s attorney’s office that 22-year-old Nathaniel Lawson not be given a chance to post bail. The incident occurred early Monday inside an Avalon Park neighborhood house in the 1100 block of East 82nd Street.
Chicago Police News Affairs said Lawson forced his way into the home at about 3:30 a.m. following a quarrel with his daughter’s mother. Police said Lawson beat a relative inside the home, then took his daughter, who is 4 months old.
Police said they found Lawson later Monday morning, at which time he was arrested. The daughter was in good condition.
He is charged with home invasion involving a firearm, which is a Class X felony that could get up to a 30-year prison sentence, the state’s attorney’s office said.
Lawson also faces charges of aggravated unlawful restraint, robbery and child abduction, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
Lawson, who is being held at the Cook County Jail, is scheduled to appear Monday in Domestic Violence Court, 555 W. Harrison St., on Monday.