November 15, 2023
Statement on the Apprehension of Kenneth David McIsaac
Mental Health Diversion fugitive Kenneth David McIsaac was apprehended 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.
01-22-01678 | The People of the State of California vs. McIsaac, Kenneth David