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Wanted gang member in Waukegan armed robberies apprehended in Alabama

Burkett A. Davidson, Sr., 46, of the 800 block of Adams Street, Waukegan
Burkett A. Davidson, Sr., 46, of the 800 block of Adams Street, Waukegan

A gang member wanted for armed robberies in Waukegan was apprehended in Alabama on Tuesday, sheriff officials said.

Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team, U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF), and USMS-Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force (GCRFTF) apprehended Burkett A. Davidson, Sr., 46, of the 800 block of Adams Street, Waukegan.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that Davidson, a documented street gang member, had two active Lake County class 1 felony arrest warrants for aggravated robbery after investigations were conducted by the Waukegan Police Department. The charges carry a total bond amount $350,000.

The arrest warrants for Davidson were obtained in September of 2016. Initially, it was believed Davidson was residing in the Waukegan area. After further investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and USMS-GLRFTF, it was determined Davidson fled Waukegan to avoid apprehension, authorities said.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that information was developed indicating Davidson was hiding at a family member’s residence in Mobile, Alabama. Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office worked with USMS-GCRFTF to develop a plan to apprehend Davidson.

On Tuesday members of USMS-GCRFTF and local Mobile law enforcement attempted to apprehend Davidson at a residence in the 4100 block of Burma Road, Mobile, Alabama. Davidson initially attempted to hide inside the residence but was arrested without further incident.

Davidson remains held in the Mobile, Alabama County Jail pending extradition to Lake County on the warrants.


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