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Police K-9 tracks down man armed with gun in Round Lake

Lake County Sheriff K-9 Boomer.

A Lake County sheriff canine helped locate a suspect who allegedly pulled a gun on a group of people near Round Lake last week.

Jevontay R. Taylor, 19, of the 300 block of Glendale Lane in Hoffman Estates, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and resisting arrest.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 1:30 p.m. June 26 to the 24500 block of West Passavant Avenue in unincorporated Round Lake for a call of a man with a gun.

Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that Deputy Kilpatrick and K-9 Boomer were among the responding deputies at the scene.

Taylor fled before police arrived and Boomer began conducting a track. He located the suspect about a block away near the side of a home, Covelli said.

The man dropped the gun and surrendered. Taylor was taken into custody without further incident.

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“Kudos to K9 Boomer and Deputy Kilpatrick on locating the offender,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a social media post.

Taylor remains held in the Lake County jail on a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on July 14.


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