Man arrested after 6-hour standoff with Belvidere police


BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) – Belvidere Police Chief Shane Woody announced Monday the results of an hour-long standoff between a Belvidere man and police on Saturday, March 19.

Nenache R. Brakes, 44, was arrested and charged with domestic battery and issued a Kane County warrant after police said Brakes barricaded himself in one of the bedrooms inside the residence after allegedly throwing a cup of bleach in the eyes of a family member. .

The family member was taken to Swedish American Hospital Belvidere where he was treated and released.

Just after 4 p.m., Boone County Communications received a 9-1-1 call dispatching police to a house in the 200 block of Highline Drive. When they arrived at the scene, they were told that Brakes was armed with a knife while barricaded in the house.

Crisis negotiators and Belvidere SWAT personnel responded to the area to assist with the standoff.

After detectives were able to obtain a search warrant and arrest warrant for Brakes, SWAT members and sheriff’s deputies served the warrants for Brakes who complied with orders from SWAT teams and was placed in custody. custody without incident.

Brakes is being held in Boone County Jail on $12,500 at 10% bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any criminal offense is encouraged to contact the Belvidere Police Department at 815-544-2135. Anonymous reports can be made by contacting, 24 hours a day, Boone County Crimestoppers at 815-544-7867 (815-547-STOP) and BOONECOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM. Individuals with information leading to an arrest may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.00

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