Former Oak Park man found guilty of holding parents hostage in 2010

Sitterly is scheduled to be sentenced next month


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By Devin Rose

Staff Reporter

A 28-year-old man was found guilty, Jan. 11, of holding his parents hostage at gunpoint in their Oak Park home in 2010.

During his appearance at the Maybrook courthouse, Judge Noreen Love found David Sitterly guilty of 18 counts related to the incident, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's press office.

The counts included aggravated battery, intimidation, aggravated unlawful restraint, unlawful restraint, domestic battery, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault.

These are felonies, a spokesman at the press office said.

Sitterly got a few thousand dollars from his parents after holding them hostage for more than a day at their home in February 2010.

The rest of the money was to be collected from a bank in Florida, where he had recently moved. Police learned of the situation from the couple's adult daughter.

Oak Park Police Commander LaDon Reynolds said Sitterly could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison.

He is currently being held in Cook County Jail without bond and is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 8.

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