U.S. Marshals arrested a man in Chicago yesterday who is wanted on a multi-count warrant in Dubuque County, Iowa. Tavon Demarcus Baylock, 23, is a suspect in a shooting, which occurred near a daycare center in Dubuque, Iowa on June 23, 2022.
Baylock was wanted out of Dubuque County, Iowa on two counts of attempted murder, one count of intimidation with a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure or provoke fear, one count of reckless use of a firearm causing property damage, one count of dominion and control with a firearm or offensive weapon by a felon. Baylock was also wanted out of Cook County, Illinois for escape, violation of electronic home monitoring and a parole violation for a felon in possession of a firearm, use of a firearm.
On July 8, 2022, investigators with the Dubuque Police Department contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance in the location and apprehension of Baylock. U.S. Marshals continued working with Dubuque investigators, and in August developed information indicating Baylock was likely no longer residing in Iowa. At this time, U.S. Marshals began coordinating with U.S. Marshal fugitive task forces in Ohio and Illinois.
By November, the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force narrowed their search to Chicago. In the early morning of November 7, 2022, U.S. Marshals identified Baylock entering a vehicle outside a Chicago residence in the 700 block of Memorial Drive. As U.S. Marshals attempted to apprehend Baylock, he fled striking an officer’s vehicle. Baylock’s vehicle eventually came to a stop in the 1100 block of East Sibley Blvd. after his vehicle became disabled. Baylock was taken into custody without further incident. U.S. Marshals recovered a firearm from the scene, and Baylock was transported to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Maybrook, Ill. where he remains in custody facing additional charges.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the federal government’s primary agency for fugitive investigations. Nationwide, 60 local task forces are dedicated to violent crime reduction by locating and apprehending wanted criminals. These task forces also serve as the central point for agencies to share information on fugitive matters.
The Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force comprises officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Cedar Rapids Police Department, Waterloo Police Department, Marion Police Department, Sioux City Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Department of Correctional Services.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.