For the latest Lake County government news, please read our latest News Releases.
News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/24/2020 3:04:54 PM to 2/15/2020 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

Sheriff's Office News

Posted on: January 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Georgia Man Wanted for First Degree Rape Apprehended by Sheriff’s Warrants Team in Gurnee


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 a man in Gurnee who was wanted on an Alabama felony arrest warrant for 1st Degree Rape and 1st Degree Sodomy.  The arrest warrant originates from Elmore County, Alabama.  

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrant’s Team received information from USMS – Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task indicating Demetrius Dionte Bass, 22, of the 500 block of Ridley Avenue, LaGrange, Georgia, might be in the Lake County area avoiding apprehension.

Members of the sheriff’s warrants team conducted a fugitive apprehension investigation and determined Bass was likely staying at a hotel in the 5000 block of Grand Avenue, Gurnee.  Warrants deputies set up surveillance at the hotel and observed Bass walking through the parking lot at approximately 2:30PM on January 23, 2020.  Warrants deputies surrounded Bass and took him into custody without incident.  

Bass was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held on no bail, pending extradition to Alabama.  

All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.  

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Sheriff's Office News

Fatal Unincorporated Lake Bluff Crash

Posted on: October 1, 2023

Alcohol Compliance Checks

Posted on: September 26, 2023

Fatal Long Grove Traffic Crash

Posted on: September 19, 2023

Child Passenger Safety Campaign

Posted on: September 14, 2023

Fatal Unincorporated Antioch Traffic Crash

Posted on: September 12, 2023

Fatal Beach Park Crash

Posted on: September 11, 2023