A Waukegan man is back in custody on a $500,000 bond after he tampered with his GPS monitor while on periodic imprisonment for sexually assaulting a child, authorities said.
Reginald Ingram, 19, of the 0-100 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Waukegan, is now facing a charge of felon failing to return from furlough, a Class 3 felony.
Court records show Ingram was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child and attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault of a child in January.
He was sentenced to 18 months of periodic imprisonment and 36 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He received 600 days of credit for time served awaiting his case.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Ingram was transferred from the Illinois Department of Corrections in August to the Lake County Jail’s Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC).
He was transported to CBCC to begin serving his periodic imprisonment sentence.
Ingram on Monday left the CBCC for an authorized leave reason, Covelli said.
He left at 4 p.m. that day and was ordered to be back by 5:20 p.m.
Corrections personnel received an alert from his GPS monitor at 5:05 p.m. that Ingram was at an unauthorized location, Covelli said.
Corrections personnel activated an alarm on the GPS to signal to Ingram that he was in violation of his conditions.
The monitor then indicated a tamper alert and Ingram failed to return to the CBCC as instructed, Covelli said.
Corrections staff obtained an arrest warrant for Ingram on Tuesday. A Lake County judge set bond on the warrant at $500,000.
Ingram surrendered himself on the warrant later in the day on Tuesday.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14.