Lake County Sheriff's Office (Illinois)

01/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 16:21

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.