Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker Helps US Marshals Arrest Wanted Sexual Assault Suspect in Grayslake

George Reynolds, 24, of Waukegan, was arrested by officers on Friday with the assistance of Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker. | Photos provided

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker helped U.S. Marshals and local police arrest a man, wanted for sexual assault, in Grayslake on Friday morning.

George Reynolds, 24, of Waukegan, was arrested by the US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Reynolds had warrants for aggravated felony sexual assault and a parole violation from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Task force officers had confined Reynolds to a residence on the 1000 block of Chadwick Drive in Grayslake around 11:30 a.m. Friday, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ari Briskman.

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker and his handler, Deputy Craig Somerville, made a “barking announcement” as task force officers spoke with Reynolds.

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Ryker | Photo provided

As officers headed to the residence to arrest Reynolds, Somerville and Ryker encouraged Reynolds to surrender peacefully, Briskman said.

Officers took Reynolds into custody without incident. Reynolds or any law enforcement personnel were not injured.

Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Boomer, Deputy Petty Officer Brian Kilpatrick and Grayslake police officers helped contain the residence as task force officers made contact with Reynolds, Briskman said.

The sexual assault charges against Reynolds stem from a May 2019 incident in Round Lake Beach, according to court records.

State prison records show Reynolds, who was paroled in November after serving time for gun possession, recently violated parole conditions.

Reynolds is currently being held in Lake County Jail on $500,000 bond. He is due in court on Saturday morning.

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