Zion Man Wanted for Armed Robbery Arrested by U.S. Marshals & Lake County Sheriff

Dewayne L. Smith-Williams of Zion was arrested by LCSO and U.S. Marshals for an outstanding warrant for armed robbery. – LCSO

On Jan. 20 members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information on the whereabouts of Dewayne L. Smith-Williams, 22, of Zion, who had outstanding Lake County warrants for felony charges including armed robbery.

Smith-Williams was located by members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and USMS-GLRFTF, hiding in a Zion residence in the 2300 block of Joppa Avenue, Zion, according to information released by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Among the charges Smith-Williams was wanted in connection with were: armed robbery (class X felony), aggravated discharge of a firearm (class 1 felony), and aggravated battery (class 1 felony), stemming from an incident which occurred in Zion on Jan. 14.

Additionally, Kimberly S. Brown, 31 of Zion, was also located at the residence. Both she and Smith-Williams were taken into custody without incident.  Brown had an active arrest warrant for failure to appear in court on traffic offenses (a $24,000 bond). She was released after receiving a recognizance bond at her bond hearing.  Her next court date is Jan. 24.

Smith-Williams remains held at the Lake County Jail on $300,000 bail.  His next court date is Feb.  14. 

Sheriff Mark Curran reminds the public the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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