Devante M. Davis, age 27, of Chicago was safely apprehended in the 14600 block of Sheppard Avenue in Dolton, Illinois last Friday. At approximately 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2022, members of the Will County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) Warrant Unit, who are also members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, apprehended Devante M. Davis.
Devante M. Davis was wanted by the New Lenox Police Department for Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, in addition to numerous other charges. Charges allege that Devante M. Davis was part of a group of individuals who stole numerous motor vehicles in central Illinois. When the suspects were confronted by members of the Illinois State Police, the suspects fled in an attempt to elude capture.
Charges allege that during the police chase, Davis’ stolen BMW crashed near Interstate 355 on Interstate 80. Six individuals fled from the vehicle, and forced a woman and her two children to exit their vehicle at gunpoint. The victim handed over the keys to her vehicle, and the offenders fled the area. The victim’s vehicle was found approximately half an hour later crashed in Markham, Illinois. Additionally, Devante M. Davis was also wanted by the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for a parole violation.
On Monday, June 20, 2022, members of the New Lenox Police Department requested assistance from the United States Marshals Service, Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in apprehending Devante M. Davis in connection to this incident.
Members of the USMS and the WCSO were able to identify a possible location for Devante M. Davis in Dolton, Illinois. Those investigators then began to conduct surveillance of the residence, in an attempt to apprehend Devante M. Davis. While on surveillance, investigators observed a stolen vehicle believed to be associated to Devante M. Davis in the area. The stolen motor vehicle was parked a few blocks away from the target residence. Investigators watched as six male individuals walked from the stolen car, through a yard, and in the front door of the target residence. Inspection of the stolen vehicle showed numerous purses, car keys, and other objects indicative of being involved in burglaries to motor vehicles inside of the passenger compartment.
Members of the WCSO and USMS Task Force decided to approach the residence when two of the subjects who were observed previously entering the residence came out outside. As investigators approached, one of the individuals fled on foot. Investigators began calling into the residence, announcing police presence numerous times with no response. Upon receiving no response, the responding members breached the front door of the residence. Devante M. Davis and six other individuals were located inside of the residence and taken into custody.
Investigators arrested a juvenile with multiple warrants for aggravated vehicular hijacking, as well as a second juvenile parole absconder. Investigators recovered a Glock 43 pistol and a Mossberg .22 AR platform rifle. Both firearms were loaded with ammunition with rounds chambered in the firearms. One of the individuals arrested, resisted efforts to take him into custody and made movements toward the Glock pistol upon law enforcement entry. A small amount of crack cocaine individually packaged for sale and loose ammunition was also recovered.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Police Carjacking Task Force arrived on scene, and took custody of all of the individuals and contraband evidence. Weapons, drug, stolen motor vehicle, and additional charges are currently pending in Cook County related to this investigation with the six suspects.
Devante M. Davis was ultimately transported to the Cook County Jail in reference to new Cook County charges. A Will County warrant hold was placed on Davis, until all new Cook County charges are satisfied. Upon conclusion of all Cook County court proceedings, Devante M. Davis will be transferred back to Will County in order to satisfy the complaint warrant of Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The bond amount attached to this complaint warrant is $750,000.00-10% to apply.
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