Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker assisted U.S. Marshals and local police in arresting a man, who was wanted for sexual assault, in Grayslake Friday morning.
George Reynolds, 24, of Waukegan, was arrested by the US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Reynolds had arrest warrants for aggravated criminal sexual assault and an Illinois Department of Corrections parole violation.
Task force officers had Reynolds contained in a residence in the 1000 block of Chadwick Drive in Grayslake around 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant Ari Briskman.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker and his handler, Deputy Craig Somerville, made a “bark announcement” as task force officers spoke with Reynolds.
As officers moved towards the residence to arrest Reynolds, Somerville and Ryker encouraged Reynolds to peacefully surrender himself, Briskman said.
Officers took Reynolds into custody without incident. Reynolds nor any law enforcement personnel were injured.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Boomer, his handler Deputy Brian Kilpatrick and Grayslake police officers assisted in containing the residence as task force officers made contact with Reynolds, Briskman said.
The sexual assault charges against Reynolds stem from an incident in May 2019 in Round Lake Beach, court records show.
State prison records show that Reynolds, who was paroled from prison in November after serving time for possessing a firearm, was recently in violation of parole conditions.
Reynolds is currently held at the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Saturday morning.