A Waukegan man has been arrested after police say he failed to appear in court last month for a domestic battery case in Waukegan and violated sex offender registry rules in North Chicago, officials said.
Lerou Kelly, 38, of the 500 block of McAlister Avenue was taken into custody Friday by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Warrants Team and the U.S. Marshals Service. Kelly is a registered sex offender, authorities said.
The warrants team had learned Kelly was on the 500 block of McAlister Avenue in Waukegan. As the team approached the apartment, Kelly ran to the building's basement and was found hiding behind a wall, officials said.
He was taken into custody without incident.
Kelly was taken to the Lake County jail and charged with six violations of the Sex Offender Registration Act.
His new charges are: sex offender living with children under the age of 18 -- not disclosed, failing to register as a sex offender withing three days of a new address, sex offender living within 500 feet of a school, sex offender living within 500 feet of a public park, sex offender living within 500 feet of a day care center and violation of an order of protection.
Kelly remains in custody with bail set at $250,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 16.
The warrant for failing to appear in court was issued June 21.