On July 15, 2019, at approximately 4:45PM, a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy served an Order of Protection to respondent Tyler R. Baumann, 37, of the 6200 block of Formoor Lane, Gurnee. The order was served to Baumann at his residence.
When serving the Order of Protection Baumann claimed he did not possess any firearms or ammunition. Baumann did not have a valid FOID Card and additionally, was not allowed to possess firearms pursuant to the Order of Protection.
Following the service of the Order of Protection the Sheriff’s Deputy was parked in the vicinity completing paperwork regarding the service. As the Sheriff’s Deputy completed the paperwork, he observed Baumann drive by in a vehicle. The Sheriff’s Deputy, knowing Baumann didn’t have a valid driver’s license, attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Baumann’s vehicle, however he fled in his vehicle at a high rate of speed.
The Sheriff’s Deputy did not pursue Baumann due to too much risk to the community during rush hour traffic. A short time later, the Sheriff’s Deputy observed Baumann’s vehicle crashed into a tree in area of Hunt Club Road and Dada Drive, Gurnee. Baumann was seen fleeing the vehicle on foot, following the crash.
Deputy Dwight Arrowood released K9 Duke, who aggressively barked at Baumann, causing Baumann to surrender. Baumann was found to be in possession of four firearms in his vehicle, and also found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail.
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office approved the following charges for Baumann:
Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding (Class 4 Felony)
DUI – Alcohol (Class A Misdemeanor)
Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)
Driving without a Valid Driver’s License (Class a Misdemeanor)
Reckless Driving (Class A Misdemeanor)
Baumann remains held in the Lake County Jail on $30,000.00 bail. He is next due in court on July 18, 2019, at 1:30PM in courtroom T110.
All suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.