On January 17, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF), apprehended Torrey L. Tyler, 26, of the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue, North Chicago. Tyler was wanted on a felony warrant for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Reckless Discharge of a Weapon (bond totaling $500,000.00). The warrant stemmed from a 2016 investigation by the North Chicago Police Department into an incident where Tyler discharged a firearm during an altercation and struck a victim in the leg. An extensive fugitive apprehension effort was initiated and it was learned Tyler fled Illinois to avoid apprehension.
On January 15, 2019, information was developed by Warrants Team Deputies which indicated Tyler was back in Illinois staying at an apartment in the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue, Waukegan. Warrants Deputies entered the apartment and found Tyler fled just prior to their arrival. Warrants Deputies discovered three firearms, narcotics, and a missing juvenile inside the apartment. The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force responded and is continuing that aspect of the investigation. The missing juvenile was returned to their guardians. Charges regarding the firearms and narcotics are pending.
On January 17, 2019, Warrants Deputies obtained information indicating Tyler was at a residence in the area of Horeb Avenue and Salem Boulevard, Zion. Surveillance was established and Warrants Deputies observed Tyler enter a vehicle with an unknown female. Warrants Deputies conducted a traffic stop and took Tyler into custody without incident. The female in the vehicle was identified as Yvonne D. Spates, 24, of the 2900 block of Ezra Avenue, Zion. Both Spates and Tyler were found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin.
Tyler remains held in the Lake County Jail on $500,000.00 bail and is due in court on February 13, 2019, at 1:30PM.
Spates was released from the Lake County Jail after posting 10% of her $5,000.00 bond. She is due in court on February 5, 2019, at 1:30PM.
Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.