According to court records, a third Lake County man has been accused in relation to a gunfight that took place in McHenry in broad daylight last year and resulted in the firing of over 50 bullets.
Davontae L. Newkum, 26, of North Chicago, was given an arrest warrant in September on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, felon in possession of a handgun, and unauthorized use of a weapon.
Deontae Wade, 27, of Zion, and Dante L. Terrell, Jr., 30, also of Zion, were charged in 2021 with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated firearm discharge, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, illegal use of a firearm, and aggravating unlawful use of a firearm. According to court documents, Wade and Terrell have pled not guilty to their accusations.
The three were charged in relation to a shooting that took place on August 29, 2021, around 1:25 pm in McHenry close to the intersection of Route 31 and Bull Valley Road.
According to the Northwest Herald, Terrell was in the neighborhood en route to a football game when another car approached the crossroads.
According to the prosecution and court documents, the shooting started between Terrell, Wade, Newkum, and others; they had previously interacted at a gas station.
Terrell allegedly discharged an FN 509 9mm pistol during the confrontation, according to a criminal complaint submitted to the McHenry County Circuit Court.
The complaint stated that because he lacked a FOID card, he was not legally allowed to possess the firearm.
According to a second criminal complaint, Wade shot additional cars while brandishing a firearm during the dispute. According to the lawsuit, Wade has a criminal record and is therefore prohibited from owning a gun.
According to a third criminal complaint, Newkum shot at an occupied Nissan Maxima that was carrying an AR-15-style handgun.
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According to the complaint, Newkum was in possession of the gun at Prairie Ridge High School before to the shooting and is a felon who is not permitted to possess weapons.
The bullets also hit a nearby vehicle that was stopped in traffic at the crossroads, according to McHenry Police Department Public Affairs Officer Michael Spohn.
The gunfire, which Spohn described as “an isolated occurrence,” Spohn claimed had not been associated with any injuries.
Dozens of expended casings were reportedly found on the ground immediately west of the crossroads, according to several witnesses who were present.
As investigators examined the scene, at least 50 evidence markers were placed over the casings. Spohn attested to the recovery of more than 50 shot casings.
Several hours after the incident, investigators arrested Terrell. Two days after the shooting, Wade was given a warrant, and a grand jury indicted him in September.
Wade was set to be released from prison when he was placed on electronic monitoring for a separate crime.
According to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli, Wade returned to the Lake County Sheriff’s Community Based Correctional Center in Waukegan on September 8, 2021, to have his electronic monitoring device taken out.
Correctional officers discovered the suspect was wanted on the arrest warrant for the McHenry shooting just before Wade arrived.
Correctional officers sought to arrest Wade on the warrant when he returned to the CBCC, according to Covelli.
Wade managed to thwart their efforts to shackle him and escape the structure. Wade was pursued by a penitentiary officer, but he managed to escape, according to Covelli.
Wade was unsuccessfully sought after and apprehended by a large number of sheriff’s deputies, sheriff’s detectives, sheriff’s special investigations group, and sheriff’s tactical reaction team members.
Around 11:30 p.m. on March 11, Lakemoor Police Department officers stopped a red 2012 Chevrolet along Route 120 and Darrell Road.
Wade, who was eventually identified as the car’s driver, initially gave the policeman false information regarding his identification.
Wade made an attempt to run away on foot but was quickly apprehended. Newkum, who was only charged in the matter, was arrested in the final days of last month.
Terrell continues to be detained in the McHenry County Jail on a $500,000 bond while Wade continues to be held there on a $750,000 bond. The bond for Newkum’s detention is $50,000.
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