An attempted murder suspect who was caught on surveillance footage running out of a Lake County correctional center in Waukegan in September has been taken into custody.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Deontae Wade, 26, of the 2600 block of Horeb Avenue in Zion, was on electronic monitoring for a domestic battery case and was due to be discharged from his sentence.
Wade returned to the Lake County Sheriff’s Community Based Correctional Center in Waukegan around 9:20 a.m. on September 8 to have his electronic monitoring device removed, Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said at the time.
Just before Wade arrived, correctional officers learned the man was wanted on an arrest warrant for attempted murder and several other charges stemming from a shooting in McHenry on August 29.
The incident in McHenry occurred at Route 31 and Bull Valley Road. Over 50 shell casings were recovered following a shootout that occurred in the middle of the day at the intersection.
When Wade arrived back at the CBCC, correctional officers attempted to take him into custody on the warrant, Covelli said.
“Wade was able to defeat their attempt to handcuff him, and he fled out of the building. A correctional officer gave chase, however, Wade was able to flee,” Covelli said.
The sheriff’s office released surveillance video of the man escaping.
Numerous sheriff’s deputies, sheriff’s detectives, members of the sheriff’s special investigations group, and members of the sheriff’s tactical response team attempted to locate and apprehend Wade.
“It is believed Wade was likely able to quickly call a friend or family for a ride out of the area,” Covelli said at the time.
In addition to the McHenry County arrest warrant, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for escape for Wade.
On Friday, officers with the Lakemoor Police Department conducted a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. on a red 2012 Chevrolet near Route 120 and Darrell Road.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Wade, initially provided the officer with false information about his identity.
Wade attempted to flee on foot but was taken into custody a short time later.
He was first transported to the Lake County Jail, McHenry police said. Jail records show Wade was transferred to the McHenry County Jail Tuesday evening.
He remains held in the McHenry County Jail on a $750,000 bond.