Daniel Baker of Deerfield recently broke jail rules by cutting his hair with a razor; attorney says he intends to use insanity defense, the 'Lake County News-Sun' reports.
The man accused of murdering a Vernon Hills woman in 2010 continues to make waves behind bars in the Lake County Jail, the Lake County News-Sun reports. Twenty-four-year-old Daniel Baker of Deerfield recently gave himself an out-of-the-ordinary haircut, described by the Lake County News-Sun as a "reverse mohawk." Inmates are not allowed to cut their own hair. Baker previously has gotten into physical fights with correctional officers and threatened to kill jail personnel, the Lake County News-Sun reports. According to the Lake County New-Sun, Baker's lawyer plans for his client to plead insanity. He was deemed fit to stand trial roughly one year ago. The next court date is Oct. 9.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office and K-9 units from 14 Lake County agencies conducted a sweep Thursday of the Lake County Jail.
"Inmates, keep your hands on the table! Don't talk to anyone and stay away from the dogs." Those orders were given to groups of inmates in the Lake County Jail this morning as officers from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Response Team (CRT) and officers with K9s from 14 agencies throughout Lake County searched the jail for contraband. Inmates were brought out into common areas so that officers with dogs could search their rooms. Then each inmate received a pat down by hand before returning to his or her cell. Participating agencies with K9 units included those from the Patch communities of Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, Highland Park and Niles. The sweep also included handlers and K9s from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, the…