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Police: Woodstock man threatened girlfriend, her co-workers

Francisco Rodriguez, 29, is charged with domestic battery and two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.
Francisco Rodriguez, 29, is charged with domestic battery and two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man was arrested after police said he threatened his girlfriend with an illegally owned gun, then showed up at her workplace in a jealousy-fueled search for her co-workers.

Francisco Rodriguez, 29, who rents a room at 867 Clay St., is charged with domestic battery and two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.

Rodriguez’s girlfriend reported an initial domestic battery incident to the Woodstock Police Department at about 7 a.m. July 24.

She told police Rodriguez threatened her and held her against her will at his residence, but that she was ultimately able to get away.

She also said Rodriguez told her he was going to show up at her workplace later in the day to confront people whom he suspected the woman was cheating with, Woodstock Police Chief Robert Lowen said.

“Apparently he thought she was having relations or friendships with male subjects down at Knaack,” Lowen said.

Rodriguez showed up at her workplace – Knaack LLC, 420 E. Terra Cotta Road, Crystal Lake – at about 2 p.m. With help from the Crystal Lake Police Department, Rodriguez was arrested in the parking lot.

Rodriguez was taken to the Woodstock Police Department and later transported to the McHenry County Jail, where he remained as of Thursday. A judge set a $75,000 bond.

Police later obtained a search warrant for Rodriguez’s residence, and found a silver pistol and numerous rounds of ammunition, which matched the description of the weapon his girlfriend gave, according to the release.

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