Waukegan teen ordered held on $3 million bail

  • Willie C. Jackson

    Willie C. Jackson

Updated 1/5/2017 10:18 PM

A Waukegan man charged with killing a 17-year-old boy during an argument in November is being held in Lake County jail on $3 million bail.

Willie C. Jackson, 18, of the 400 block of 10th Street in Waukegan, was ordered held after his appearance Thursday in front of Lake County Judge George Strickland.


Jackson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Dayviontay T. Jackson of Waukegan.

Dayviontay Jackson was found shot about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the common area of a multiunit residence on the 400 block of McKinley Avenue after an argument escalated, police said. He was found lying at the base of a staircase and pronounced dead at the scene.

Waukegan police issued an arrest warrant for Willie Jackson on Nov. 14.

Waukegan police Cmdr. Joe Florip said he did not have any information regarding Willie Jackson's arrest in Tennessee except that authorities took him into custody and contacted Waukegan.

Willie Jackson's next court date is Jan. 10.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.