SYCAMORE – A DeKalb who was arrested Monday faces charges after allegedly bringing drugs into the DeKalb County Jail. The man previously was charged with resisting arrest after a missed court date.
John R. Kailukaitis, 38, of the 900 block of Pembrook Lane, DeKalb, was arrested Wednesday and charged with bringing contraband into a penal institution, a Class 2 felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony. If convicted of the more serious contraband charge, Kailukaitis could face up to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000. His Monday arrest was after police said he resisted arrest when they tried to bring him in for missing a previous court date related to felony domestic battery charges.
According to DeKalb County court documents, a sheriff’s deputy working at the jail noticed a clear plastic bag containing “a white powdery substance laying on the floor” during 1 p.m. court bond call Wednesday. The deputy then removed the bag from the jail’s remote bond call room and put it into the records room in the jail’s booking area.
“Upon review of jail cameras, I observed John Kailukaitis enter into the bond call room on [Monday] fidgeting with his right pocket,” court documents read. “After Kailukaitis stood up, the above mentioned bag was laying on the floor of the room.”
Sheriff’s officials wrote in the court documents that the substance in the bag tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl. DeKalb County Judge Joseph Pedersen set bond for Kailukaitis at $30,000, with 10% to post, in court Thursday, according to court documents.
Kailukaitis is due back in DeKalb County court 2:30 p.m. Monday at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W. State St. in Sycamore, according to court records.
Kailukaitis was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony. If convicted of the aggravated resisting a peace officer charges, Kailukaitis could face up to three years in prison.
According to court documents, DeKalb police responded to a call at 10:43 p.m. Monday concerning a report of a fight in progress at an apartment in the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb. A resident told police an argument started among his friends, which included Kailukaitis. He was not charged in connection with reported argument, court records show.
Police said they later learned Kailukaitis had an active warrant for his arrest in DeKalb County for failing to appear in court on felony domestic battery charges, according to court documents and records. Police said they told Kailukaitis about the warrant and that he was under arrest, and he reportedly resisted two officers as they tried to put him in handcuffs.
Kailukaitis was subsequently taken to the DeKalb County Jail.
According to court documents, Kailukaitis was charged with the Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery charges after he allegedly “threw a family or household member” to the ground in June 2020, causing “great bodily harm” and a broken arm to the family member.
If convicted of the aggravated domestic battery charges, Kailukaitis could face up to seven years in prison.