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Kendall County booking photo,

Charges have been filed in an alleged kidnapping in Plainfield that happened last week. Kenneth R. Battle Jr., who has addresses listed in Rosemont and Plainfield, is accused of kidnapping his five-year-old son without permission from the boy's mother. He is charged with unlawful restraint and child abduction. Plainfield police said that Battle had threatened to harm himself and the five-year-old boy. One of the charges alleges that Battle used a weapon in the kidnapping. Battle is set to be tried in Kendall County Court.

On Memorial Day, police say that Battle had taken his son from the 12900 block of Cyprus Lane. Police pulled Battle over and he is said to have fled on foot, leaving the boy behind unharmed. Battle was later spotted and arrested in a parking lot in the area of Route 59 and Fort Beggs Drive.

Kendall County Jail records say that Battle was booked in on Thursday and posted bond to be released on Friday.