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FUGITIVE CAPTURED AFTER
FIVE-HOUR STANDOFF

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Monday, June 21, 2010— Charges are pending for a South Suburban man apprehended after a five-hour standoff in Tinley Park today, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Monday.

William WadeWilliam Wade, 34, whose last known address was in the 4400 block of West Mulberry in Alsip, was wanted on an outstanding warrant from June 8, 2010 for two counts of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, 1 – 15 grams, and 15 – 100 grams of cocaine. 

On Monday morning, around 7:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a tip that Wade was at a home on the 18100 block of 66th Ct. in Tinley Park.  Cook County Sheriff’s Fugitive Officers, as part of the U.S. Marshall’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, were already in the area investigating other fugitives, and diverted to the home to arrest Wade.

When police knocked on the door, Wade refused to come out, and officers then heard what sounded like Wade “racking” a shotgun.  At that time, fugitive officers called in units from the sheriff’s Hostage, Barricade and Terrorism team as well as K9, and other sheriff’s police officials.  Homewood and Tinley Park Police also responded to the scene, along with members of the South Suburban Emergency Response Team.  About 75 residents in the threat area were immediately evacuated.

A hostage negotiator was in constant contact with Wade, who represented to police that he was not in the home, but actually in the process of turning himself in at the Bridgeview courthouse.  Officers, however, could hear Wade inside the home talking on the phone.  After utilizing persuasive negotiation techniques, sheriff’s officers convinced Wade to surrender.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Inside the home with Wade were his girlfriend and two minor children.

Wade has a long criminal history, including drug charges in 1998, 2007, 2009.  In 1998, Wade plead guilty to calculated criminal drug conspiracy for delivering narcotics, and received twelve years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  In Sept. 2007 Wade was arrested in Hickory Hills for manufacturing and delivering cocaine.  After a tip in April 2009, police searched Wade’s home on the 4400 block of West Mulberry Dr. in Alsip and recovered 4026 grams of cocaine, 539 grams of marijuana, two handguns, and $11,517 in cash, along with various narcotic production and packing materials.  His last arrest was by the Chicago Police Department on April 2, 2009 for possession of more than 900 grams of cocaine and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. 

Wade will face additional charges as a result of the standoff.

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