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Escaped Alleged Kidnapper Back In Jail In Contra Costa County After Arrest In Oakland


A man accused of holding a family hostage for hours during a Lafayette home invasion in 2022 was recaptured Tuesday, after he fled from a court-ordered mental health diversion program in October.

Kenneth David Mcisaac was apprehended in Oakland by Contra Costa Sheriff’s deputies and the Safe Streets Task Force, a joint law enforcement effort between the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office, federal partners, and local law enforcement agencies.

He’s being held without bail at the Martinez Detention Facility.


According to prosecutors, a judge terminated Mcisaac’s mental health diversion status Wednesday. His next court date is Nov. 29.

Mcisaac fled from the diversion program on Oct. 24.

Mcisaac – then 31 – was initially charged with 12 felony counts of kidnapping, false imprisonment by violence, second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, criminal threats, and child abuse.

Mcisaac allegedly pulled a gun on a mother and her daughter around 3 p.m. on Sept. 24. The victims were walking back to their Lafayette apartment complex when Mcisaac allegedly forced them into their residence at gunpoint and proceeded to hold the entire family of four hostage for more than five hours.


At one point, an adult victim broke free and physically overpowered Mcisaac. A 911 call brought police and emergency crews, who took Mcisaac to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Mcisaac was in custody for nearly a year until Sept. 23, when the court determined a mental health diversion program would provide more effective treatment for McIsaac’s condition and they released him from custody.


Original G November 15, 2023 - 8:07 PM - 8:07 PM

A 12 count felony complaint including kidnapping, false imprisonment . . . .
while armed with a gun.
Kinda makes one wonder about level of security at mental health diversion site and if it should be used in future.

Lostandhappy November 16, 2023 - 8:23 AM - 8:23 AM

He would of found his safe place real fast. Coughing in 2A and problem solved. At the very least folks, carry pepper gel so this would of been a non-issue

RumDog November 16, 2023 - 9:41 AM - 9:41 AM

“mental health diversion site” So, is that “woke” for “nuthouse?” Asking for a friend.

RunDog November 16, 2023 - 9:52 AM - 9:52 AM

🚔🚓 Congratulations Contra Costa
Sheriff’s deputies and the Oakland Safe Streets Task Force on a difficult job
well done! 💫 Citizens of both Oakland
and Contra Costa County Salute You! 🚔🚓

Exit 12A November 15, 2023 - 9:08 PM - 9:08 PM

This case exemplifies everything wrong with the extremist liberal approach to criminal justice… all it does is create more victims.
When will voters wake up to the fact that extremist liberal policies are failing to protect the public?
The world wonders.


Reality November 15, 2023 - 11:31 PM - 11:31 PM

This man is mentally ill. No doubt a conservative with a gun.

MAGA SAM November 16, 2023 - 7:19 AM - 7:19 AM

Is this sarcasm? It must be sarcasm.

Chris November 15, 2023 - 11:32 PM - 11:32 PM

I wonder how long he will be held until released to another “Mental Health Center?” I’m guessing 6 months.

Mika November 17, 2023 - 8:02 AM - 8:02 AM

Proves the courts don’t know who they are dealing with.

Badge1104 November 15, 2023 - 9:26 PM - 9:26 PM

Another stupid move by a judge/court, the first time.
I wish us citizens could sue them when their releases cause further harm to citizens..
Also next time I vote, I’m going to check the record of each judge before I vote for them.

redrazor November 16, 2023 - 12:24 PM - 12:24 PM

I’v voted “NO” to almost every judge that has been up for election/conformation for the last 5 or 6 elections!
They are almost all way to leanent or soft on crime for me!! We need new conservative judges more than ever.

bob November 16, 2023 - 12:36 AM - 12:36 AM

Criminals need to be isolated from Society.. Until they are NO longer Criminals…

Frank November 16, 2023 - 5:26 AM - 5:26 AM

Who is the judge?
What was the DAs position?

SmileWC November 16, 2023 - 7:22 AM - 7:22 AM
bdml November 16, 2023 - 6:42 AM - 6:42 AM

The POS judge that ordered this absurd sentence should have to house this individual & be responsible for any actions…

Dbcoop November 16, 2023 - 7:44 AM - 7:44 AM

It was judge Julia Campins according to KTVU

RunDog November 16, 2023 - 9:34 AM - 9:34 AM

Vote her “OUT” at the first opportunity!

redrazor November 16, 2023 - 12:25 PM - 12:25 PM

Rundog: See my comment above!!

RunDog November 16, 2023 - 9:31 AM - 9:31 AM

“… court determined a mental health diversion program would provide more effective treatment …”

Obviously, the Court was wrong!

Throw The Book... November 16, 2023 - 9:35 AM - 9:35 AM

Mental illness can manifest in different forms…it can fool logic. Serious crime and dangerous mental illness need to be isolated from society. Like a doctor making mistakes you can sue for malpractice. Therefore, you should be able to sue district of attorneys and civil/federal judges. Maybe there is such a backlog of cases they are just rushing through them and then quite a few fall through the cracks…just a thought.

Lamorinda Larry November 16, 2023 - 10:56 PM - 10:56 PM

DA opposed diversion. On what basis would you sue her?

Fed Up November 16, 2023 - 9:59 AM - 9:59 AM

Can you say Recidivism, I knew you could. It’s sorta obvious this POS took advantage of THE SYSTEM. Time to throw the book at him.

Old-school guy November 16, 2023 - 10:09 AM - 10:09 AM

Stop coddling the criminals.

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