During the month of January, 2017, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information on the whereabouts of Quincy C. Ray, 36, of unincorporated Gurnee. Ray is a registered sexual predator who had two active arrest warrants.
Ray was previously arrested in November of 2016 for violating the sex offender registry and failing to report an address change. A failure to appear arrest warrant ($500,000.00 bond) was issued on January 9, 2017, as Ray failed to appear in court.
On January 12, 2017, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Offender Compliance Team attempted to verify Ray was living at the address he provided, in unincorporated Gurnee. Detectives learned Ray was not living at his registered address and was not in compliance with the sex offender registry laws. Sheriff’s detectives obtained an arrest warrant ($750,000.00 bond) for failure of a sex offender to report change of address (class 3 felony) and failure to register as a sex offender (class 3 felony).
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and USMS-GLRFTF gathered information indicating Ray fled to Ohio. The Warrants Team and USMS-GLRFTF coordinated with USMS-Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), in a combined effort to locate Ray.
On January 25, 2017, members of USMS-SOFAST located Ray exiting a mall in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ray was taken into custody without incident. Ray remains held in the Hamilton County (Ohio) Jail pending an extradition hearing.
Sheriff Mark Curran praised the collaborative effort saying, “We are fortunate to have a great working relationship with the U.S. Marshals Service. The teamwork between our agencies continues to result in successful apprehensions of wanted fugitives.”
Undersheriff Ray Rose said, “Non-compliant sexual predators who flee are a major concern and risk to the community. I am very pleased with the fast apprehension of this sexual predator, thanks to the collective efforts of the sheriff’s office and U.S. Marshals Service.”
Sheriff Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.