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FUGITIVE TRACKED DOWN AFTER ALMOST TWO YEARS ON THE RUN

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010 — A Summit man who had fled Illinois in 2008 after being charged with attempted murder is now in the Cook County Jail, after he was tracked down and extradited by fugitive investigators, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Wednesday.

Sedrick WhiteSedrick White, 27, was taken into custody at a food processing factory in Arkansas last week. On Tuesday, he arrived back in Chicago, accompanied by fugitive investigators. He is awaiting trial on three counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, four counts of possession of a weapon and two counts of aggravated battery. White has been profiled for the last month as one of the Cook County Sheriff's most wanted fugitives on Comcast's "Police Blotter On Demand" program.


In July 2008, White was accused of shooting a man in the 7400 block of West 63rd Place in Summit. Responding officers saw White drop a handgun later determined to be used in the shooting. He was arrested and charged, but failed to show for subsequent court hearings. A warrant was issued for his arrest in October 2008.

Since then, investigators were able to determine that White had been using multiple aliases and dates of birth while he was on the run. But they tracked him to Hope, Ark. and contacted investigators with the U.S. Marshals Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force to further investigate. Last week, those investigators, along with officers from the Hope Police Department and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office, took White into custody while he was working at a Tyson Foods plant there.

Monday, Cook County Sheriff’s investigators traveled to Arkansas to extradite White back to Chicago. He is set to appear in bond court on Wednesday.

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