Mental Health Diversion fugitive Kenneth David McIsaac was apprehend on November 14th in Oakland. McIsaac fled from a court ordered mental health diversion program on October 24, 2023, and a warrant for his arrest was issued shortly after his disappearance. He is being held in custody without bail.
In September 2022, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed an in custody 12-count felony complaint against McIsaac that was related to an armed home invasion incident in Lafayette wherein McIsaac held a family hostage for hours. McIsaac had remained in custody for a year.
Then, on September 5, 2023, against a vigorous opposition from the DA’s Office, the court determined that a mental health diversion program would provide more effective treatment for McIsaac’s condition and released him from custody.
Following last night’s apprehension, McIsaac was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility. At a hearing today in front of Judge Julia Campins, McIsaac’s mental health diversion status was terminated at the District Attorney’s request. He remains in custody with no bail. Criminal proceedings will resume on November 29th in Martinez.
McIsaac was located and apprehended by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office and the Safe Streets Task Force, a joint law enforcement effort comprised of the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, federal partners, and local law enforcement agencies.
Oct 6, 2022: Martinez, Calif. – A Lafayette man faces a 12-count felony complaint related to an armed home invasion incident wherein the victims were held hostage for hours.
31-year-old Kenneth David Mcisaac was arraigned today at 1:30 pm in Martinez for kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, criminal threats, and child abuse. He entered a plea of not guilty in front of Judge Rebecca Hardie.
The charges stem from when Mcisaac pulled a gun on a mother and her daughter on September 24th around three o’clock in the afternoon. The victims were walking back to their apartment complex in Lafayette when Mcisaas forced them into their residence at gunpoint and proceeded to hold the entire family of four hostages for over five hours.
At one point during the ordeal, an adult victim was able to break free and physically overpower Mcisaac. Police and emergency crews arrived after a 911 call was placed, and Mcisaac was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries. Three days later on September 27th, he was booked into the West County Detention Facility where he remains in custody.