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Texas man wanted for sexually assaulting a child arrested in Mundelein

Patrick H. Tillman, 30, of Houston, Texas.

A man wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Texas was apprehended after police found him living with his wife at a home near Mundelein.

Patrick H. Tillman, 30, had an active arrest warrant out of Houston, Texas for aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of 14.

Tillman fled the Houston area when the Houston Police Department began an investigation and issued the warrant on April 7. The man traveled to Hawaii and New York for periods of time.

The victim’s mother contacted the Lake Zurich Police Department after she received information indicating Tillman might be staying in the Lake Zurich area with extended family.

Lake Zurich police began investigating and learned Tillman was residing in unincorporated Mundelein.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals were notified and they began conducting a fugitive apprehension investigation.

Warrants deputies conducted surveillance at a residence in the 24300 block of West Old Oak Drive in unincorporated Mundelein and determined Tillman was living there with his wife.

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They made entry into Tillman’s residence on Tuesday and arrested him without incident. He was transported to the Lake County Jail and remains held pending an initial court hearing.

While arresting Tillman, warrants deputies also located Barry E. Metz, 64, of the 1-100 block of Pine Circle in Cary, who was wanted for violation of a court order. Metz was issued a notice to appear on June 22 and released at the scene.

“Whether in a pandemic or ordinary time, our warrants team will take all measures to apprehend those wanted for violent crimes and crimes against children,” Sheriff John Idleburg said.

“This is an example of great law-enforcement collaboration between the Lake Zurich Police Department after receiving a tip and working with our warrants team, resulting in the apprehension of someone charged with a horrific crime,” Idleburg added.


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