Crime & Courts

Prosecutors file additional charges against man arrested in connection with Cary kidnapping

McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Hirsch released Silva from the McHenry County Jail Saturday without requiring the man to post cash bail.

McHenry County prosecutors have filed additional charges against a Streamwood man accused of forcing a woman into his van and choking her at a Hoffman Estates hotel last week.

David Silva, of the 300 block of West Green Boulevard, is wanted on four counts of aggravated domestic battery, intimidation, aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping.

The most recent charges stem from the same investigation that led to Silva’s arrest last week. A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Court Monday alleged that Silva pushed and choked the woman and threatened her life and her son.

Officers with the Cary Police Department originally arrested Silva on Friday after receiving a trespassing complaint at the man’s place of work. McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Hirsch released Silva from the McHenry County Jail Saturday without requiring the man to post cash bail.

Instead, Silva’s bond is contingent upon his attendance at future court appearances. He also is barred from having any contact with the woman he’s accused of kidnapping, court records show.

Silva is accused of arranging to meet a woman he knew Thursday in the parking lot of a hardware store where he worked, court records show. He then forced the woman into his truck when she arrived, according to a court transcript.

“There was a witness who saw her in the truck screaming and can verify that and identify the defendant as the driver,” Mchenry County Assistant State’s Attorney Ken Hudson said in court Saturday.

Video footage confirmed that Silva drove the woman to the Red Roof Inn in Hoffman Estates, where they had a conversation and then entered a hotel room, Hudson said, according to the transcript.

“She claims that she was threatened and went with him into the hotel room only out of being threatened,” the prosecutor said in court Saturday.

The woman also said Silva sexually assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she told police, Hudson said, according to the transcript.

McHenry County prosecutors have not charged Silva with sexual assault.

“There was a lot of confusion about how that should be investigated or prosecuted,” Hudson said in court Saturday. “That ultimately led to me speaking with the Cook County (assistant state’s attorney) last night and us agreeing that they would need to approve charges on that.”

It was not immediately clear Tuesday afternoon whether Silva might face additional criminal charges in another county. Cook County’s criminal cases are not searchable online and a representative from the circuit clerk’s office could not be reached after hours Tuesday.

Silva’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 13. He had not hired an attorney to represent him as of Tuesday evening, court records show.

Katie Smith

Katie Smith

Katie has reported on the crime and courts beat for the Northwest Herald since 2017. She began her career with Shaw Media in 2015 at the Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, where she reported on the courts, city council, the local school board, and business.