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Police: Elgin fugitive arrested in Springfield

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  • Lee Dennis Mabry

    Lee Dennis Mabry


An Elgin man who had been the subject of an extensive manhunt after federal narcotics charges were filed against him and four others was arrested Tuesday in Springfield, according to Elgin Police Cmdr. Dan O'Shea.

Lee Dennis Mabry, 49, of Elgin, was charged with distributing cocaine after a joint investigation by an FBI-led task force and the Elgin Police Department, the Chicago FBI office said in a news release.

The other four who were charged already had been arrested, the FBI said Tuesday.

The charges are part of two criminal complaints filed in U.S. District Court last week and unsealed this week.

Mabry's brother, James Mabry, 46, also known as "J-Money," of the 2600 block of Fairfield Trail in Belvidere, and Corey Dunigan, 40, of the 400 block of Ann Street in Elgin, were each charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Desmond Green, 43, also known as "Dez," and Rosaleen Delaney, 29, both residing at the Colonial Lodge Motel, 788 Villa St., Elgin, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin.

Dunigan, Green and Delaney were recently arrested in the Elgin area and are in federal custody. They are due in court Friday, FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde said.

James Mabry was arrested Sunday in the Atlanta area, where he appeared in federal court Monday.

He is in custody pending transfer to Chicago.

A man who identified himself as the manager of the Colonial Lodge Motel said Green and Delaney had been living there about two years.

"They seemed like nice people. They've been paying. I am really surprised that it happened," he said, declining to give his name. Delaney worked as a baby sitter while Green worked as a butcher, the manager said.

According to the complaint, James Mabry supplied wholesale powder and crack cocaine to customers, including Dunigan, who shared a narcotics storage location with James Mabry.

Green is a supplier of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin, operating primarily out of a room at the motel, and Delaney distributed cocaine and heroin at the direction of Green, her boyfriend, according to the complaint.

Lee Dennis Mabry is a supplier of cocaine and heroin, the complaint says.

The complaints detail drug transactions carried out by the defendants over the course of the investigation, which began in September 2012, as well as a gun sale by Green in November.

As part of the investigation, officials recovered six handguns and narcotics, including three kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $100,000.

If convicted, the defendants face sentences of up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million.

The FBI's Safe Streets Gangs Joint Task Force comprises FBI special agents and officers from the Aurora, Elgin and Melrose Park police departments.

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