Several arrested, three wanted in connection with DeKalb violence

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DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) - The DeKalb Police Department announces several arrests related to recent gun violence in the Annie Glidden North neighborhood.

Police Chief Gene Lowery says the department has been working with several agencies to gather information, collect evidence and make arrests.

Two men were arrested Thursday and face charges from an October 20 shooting on Greenbrier Road.

-19-year-old Anthony Rogers, of Aurora, for unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action. He is being held at the DeKalb County Jail on $250,000 bond.

-18-year-old Francisco Tejeda, of Aurora, for unlawful use of a weapon and aggravated discharge of a firearm. He is being held at the DeKalb County Jail on $250,000 bond.

During the arrests of Rogers and Tejeda, officers found a firearm.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Khalief McAllister, of DeKalb, for aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action. McAllister's bond is set at $250,000.

During the investigations, several others were arrested in relation to the shootings or other recent violence.

-18-year-old Tyrese Bomar, of DeKalb, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
-19-year-old Michael Distacio, of North Aurora, for aggravated discharge of a firearm.
-22-year-old Equan Lenoir, of DeKalb, for a failure to appear warrant.
-29-year-old Romere McCriston, of Chicago, for unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of cannabis.
-20-year-old Isiah Rucker, of Freeport, for mob action.
-18-year-old Emmanual Thomas, of DeKalb, for a false police report.
-25-year-old Jackie Walker, of DeKalb, for aggravated battery and mob action.
-19-year-old Thomas White, of DeKalb, for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of a stolen firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.
-16-year-old juvenile for reckless discharge of a firearm.

In addition to the arrests, police are looking for two men in connection with the investigations.

-22-year-old Sean Hayden, of Aurora, for failure to appear obstructing a peace officer warrant and failure to appear family offense warrant.

-24-year-old Darius Walker, of Chicago, for parole violation warrant and failure to appear obstructing a peace officer warrant.

DeKalb police say eight firearms were found during the investigations.

Chief Lowery says, " The recent gun violence has threatened the safety of our community, and I want to assure everyone that these violent offenders will be aggressively pursued and brought to justice.”