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updated: 11/5/2013 7:14 PM

Cops: Man invited to Round Lake Park home for Bears game beaten, robbed

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  • Seneca L. Davis

    Seneca L. Davis

  • Desahaude L. Jones

    Desahaude L. Jones

  • Derek M. Gordon

    Derek M. Gordon


A man who was invited to a Round Lake Park home to watch Monday night's Bears game was beaten and robbed of cash and an iPhone by suspected gang members, authorities said.

Police Chief George Filenko said the three men were each charged with two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated battery and one count of unlawful restraint.

Filenko said Derek M. Gordon, 34, of the 2500 block of Village Park Drive in Waukegan, was arrested at the scene and is due in Lake County bond court today.

Arrest warrants with $250,000 bonds have been issued for the other two men, whose whereabouts were unknown Tuesday, he added.

Police are seeking Desahaude L. Jones, 35, of the 300 block of Kenwood Drive in Round Lake Park, and 37-year-old Seneca L. Davis of the 600 block of Sunderlin Street in Waukegan. Filenko said all three men are believed to be street gang members.

Filenko said the 35-year-old victim, a Waukegan resident, was invited by Jones to watch the Bears-Green Bay Packers game Monday night in the Round Lake Park home. He said officers noticed snacks and beer in the home, presumably for the game.

Police were summoned to Jones' house at 8:30 p.m. Monday because of a disturbance and muffled screams for help.

After officers broke the front door and forced their way into the home, they found the victim on the floor naked with his hands and wrists bound and his mouth and eyes also covered with tape, Filenko said.

Taken from the victim were $400 cash and an iPhone, according to police. Filenko said the victim was beaten with a metal pipe and whipped with a .38-caliber pistol recovered at the scene.

Filenko said Davis and Jones fled before police arrived, but officers seized Gordon.

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