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Man wanted in Waukegan house party murder arrested at a motel in Wisconsin

Ciera Q. Davis (left) with her son William. Farid S. Rakin (right).
Ciera Q. Davis (left) with her son William. Farid S. Rakin (right).

A Waukegan man who has been on the run for months on murder charges has been arrested at a motel in Wisconsin, police said.

On June 5 at around 4:30 a.m. officers from the Waukegan Police Department responded to the 1600 block of 11th Street for a call of a shooting. Officers arrived and located a shooting scene in the street but no victim.

The victim, Ciera Q. Davis, 24-years-old, of the 2800 block of Glen Flora Avenue in Waukegan, was later located at an area hospital but died due to her injuries. She was driven to the hospital from the shooting scene by a friend. Officials said that Davis was shot multiple times when she was in a vehicle that was driving away from a house party.

Later that day a $3 million murder warrant was issued for Nicole M. Maise, 27-years-old, of Kenosha, Wisconsin. A $3 million warrant was also issued for Farid S. Rakin, 48-years-old, of Waukegan. Rakin’s warrant was for one count of first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Later that evening on June 5, detectives from the Kenosha Police Department took Maise into custody in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On June 14 Nicole M. Maise was extradited to the Lake County Jail and all charges were dropped against her based on new information in connection to the homicide, police said. Officials did not say exactly why they dropped Maise’s murder charges.

Detectives from the Waukegan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) were working with the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate Rakin since the warrant had been issued.

On Thursday August 22 Rakin was located at motel in Racine, Wisconsin after authorities obtained information that he was there. He was taken into custody without incident by Waukegan Police Department detectives and U.S. Marshals.

Rakin is currently in custody of Racine County authorities and is awaiting extradition to Illinois, Waukegan police said. He is being held on a $3 million bond.


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