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Indiana man wanted for stabbing mother in front of her kids arrested in Waukegan

Gregory Vaughn Jr., 32, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

An Indiana man who was wanted for stabbing a mother in front of her children and shooting the woman’s friend was arrested in Waukegan by U.S. Marshals.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals apprehended Gregory Vaughn Jr., 32, of the 1900 block of Fox Point Trail in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Wednesday.

Vaughn had active arrest warrants out of Fort Wayne, Indiana for attempted murder, robbery, theft, invasion of property, and interference with the reporting of a crime.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that on March 2 Vaughn allegedly entered a residence in Fort Wayne, Indiana where his children reside with their mother.

Vaughn stabbed the woman in front of their children, the arrest warrant alleges.

Vaughn returned the following day to the residence and allegedly shot an acquaintance of his children’s mother multiple times, the warrant states. He fled the scene and had been avoiding apprehension, Covelli said.

On Friday, U.S. Marshals in Fort Wayne contacted the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and requested assistance after they learned Vaughn was possibly living in the Lake County area.

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The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals developed information the man was staying at an apartment in the 3100 block of West Grandville Avenue in Waukegan.

Vaughn was taken into custody on Wednesday without incident at the apartment. He remains held in the Lake County Jail on $1 million bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 7.

“From our 911 dispatchers, to our correctional officers, to our essential clerical staff, to our deputies on the street – I have a tremendous amount of gratitude for all of our sheriff’s employees standing strong during this Coronavirus pandemic and continuing to keep our community safe,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.

“To everyone in the community deemed essential who continues to work and provide essential services – thank you! We will get through this together,” Idleburg added.


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