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Man wanted in Zion armed robbery captured

Michael L. Scott, 25, of the 2400 block of Jackson Street, Waukegan
Michael L. Scott, 25, of the 2400 block of Jackson Street, Waukegan

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals captured a Waukegan man wanted for an armed robbery in Zion, officials said.

On Tuesday, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended Michael L. Scott, 25, of the 2400 block of Jackson Street in Waukegan.

Authorities said that Scott, who’s a documented street gang member, had a felony arrest warrant for armed robbery and aggravated battery, as well as a second felony arrest warrant for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

On October 5, officials said that Scott fled from Zion police officers after an armed robbery. During the search, Zion police requested Lake County Sheriff Deputy Dwight Arrowood and his K-9 partner Duke.

K-9 Duke
K-9 Duke

Authorities said that Duke conducted a track following the path Scott took when fleeing from Zion police officers. K-9 Duke and Deputy Arrowood located a loaded firearm while conducting the track of Scott but did not find him, sheriff’s officials said.

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After the warrants were issued, officials said that the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team received information that Scott was hiding at a residence in the 500 block of South Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in Waukegan. On October 10, the Sheriff’s Warrants Team and Waukegan police officers arrested Scott.

Scott was transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held on a $750,000 bond. He is due in court on October 30 at 1:30 p.m. in courtroom C-120.


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