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Shooting suspect arrested, missing juvenile found in Waukegan

Torrey L. Tyler, 26, of North Chicago.

A man wanted for shooting someone in 2016 was captured by U.S. Marshals in Zion on Thursday, and authorities found a missing juvenile, drugs and guns in the apartment where he was hiding.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said that Torrey L. Tyler, 26, of the 1200 block of Victoria Avenue in North Chicago, was wanted for aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a weapon.

Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that the warrant for Tyler was from a shooting in North Chicago in 2016 where he allegedly shot someone in the leg during an altercation.

Covelli said that an extensive fugitive apprehension effort was initiated and it was learned that Tyler fled Illinois to avoid arrest. On Tuesday, authorities learned that Tyler was back in Illinois staying at an apartment in the 800 block of Greenwood Avenue in Waukegan.

Police entered the apartment and found that Tyler had fled moments prior. Police found a missing juvenile inside the apartment, along with guns and drugs. The missing juvenile has since been reunited with their guardians, Covelli said.

On Thursday, police learned that Tyler was at a home near Horeb Avenue and Salem Boulevard in Zion. As authorities were conducting surveillance on the home, they observed Tyler and a woman enter a vehicle.

Yvonne D. Spates, 24, of Zion.

Police stopped the vehicle and took Tyler into custody. The woman, identified as Yvonne D. Spates, 24, of Zion, and Tyler, were both found to be in possession of cocaine and heroin, Covelli said.

Tyler remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on February 13. Additional charges besides the warrant charges are also pending.

Spates was released from the Lake County Jail after posting bail.


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