For Immediate Release
Nicholas Bonifazi, Deputy U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Marshals Arrest Dubuque Shooting Suspect
Man accused of attempted murder now in custody
Cedar Park, IA – U.S. Marshals yesterday arrested a man in Chicago who is wanted on a multi-count warrant in Dubuque County, Iowa. Tavon Demarcus Baylock, 23, is a suspect in shooting which occurred near a daycare in Dubuque 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-injury/provoke fear, one count of Reckless use of firearm – property damage, and one count of dominion/control of firearm/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 felon in possession of firearm/use of firearm.
On July 8th, investigators with the Dubuque Police Department contacted the Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force requesting assistance in the location and apprehension of Baylock.
Marshals continued working with Dubuque investigators and in August developed information indicating Baylock was likely no longer residing in Iowa. At this time Marshals began coordinating with the U.S. Marshal fugitive task forces in Ohio and Illinois.
By November, Marshals with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force narrowed their search to Chicago, IL. In the early morning of November 7th, Marshals identified Baylock entering a vehicle, outside a residence in the 700 block of Memorial Drive. As 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. Marshals recovered a firearm from the scene, and Baylock was transported to the Cook County Sheriff’s office in Maybrook, 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 https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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