VIDEO: Suspect in Attempted Homicide in McHenry Flees Lake County Correctional Center

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Defendant About to Be Released From Electronic Monitoring for Older Case Flees When Learning of New Charges for Attempted Homicide

Deontae Wade, suspect homicide (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
Deontae Wade, suspect homicide (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff’s Office).

Deontae Wade, 26, of the block of 2600 Horeb Avenue in Zion — a defendant who had previously been ordered to electric monitoring — returned to the Lake County Sheriff’s Community Based Correctional Center on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:20 a.m. to have his electronic monitoring device removed. He was due to be discharged from his sentence. Just prior to Wade returning, correctional officers learned Wade was wanted on a new case — a McHenry County arrest warrant for attempt homicide, stemming from a shots fired incident which took place about 1:25 p.m. on August 29, 2021, at Route 31 and Bull Valley Road McHenry.

When Wade arrived back at the CBCC, correctional officers attempted to take him into custody on the McHenry warrant.  Wade was able to defeat their attempt to handcuff him, and he fled out of the building.  A correctional officer gave chase, but Deontae Wade was able to flee. 
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 until the early morning hours of September 9, 2021.  Thus far, Wade is yet to be apprehended. Aprehension efforts continue.  Authorities believe Wade was likely able to quickly call a friend or family for a ride out of the area.

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Another suspect in the McHenry shots fired case, Dante Terrell Jr., age 29, was taken one into custody within hours of a shots fired incident that was reported about 1:25 p.m. Sunday, August 29, 2021. Dante L. Terrell Jr., of the block of 2300 Joppa Avenue in Zion, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (all felonies), according to McHenry Police Department.

In addition to the McHenry County arrest warrant, Lake County Correctional Officers obtained an additional warrant for the escape by Deontae Wade. 
Authorities urge that citizens who see Deontae Wade, call dial 911 and report the sighting. Citizens that know Deontae Wade’s whereabouts, are urged to contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 847-377-4000 or leave an anonymous tip with Lake County CrimeStoppers at 847-662-2222 or
All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. 


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