A sex offender and fugitive who was recently spotlighted in the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office’s new “Manhunt Monday” feature has been arrested by Naperville police.
Christopher B. Bailey remains in DuPage County Jail in Wheaton on a combined bail of $36,500. He faces trial for allegedly violating the terms of his sentencing on a 2010 felony charge of failure to register as a sex offender, as well as a more recent, misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to jail documents and records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court.
Bailey, 25, most recently lived on Chicago’s west side and in the Downers Grove-Clarendon Hills area. He was arrested at an apartment complex just north of downtown Naperville.
DuPage County Sheriff John E. Zaruba on Aug. 19 launched “Manhunt Monday,” a sort of local version of the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list and the “America’s Most Wanted” television program.
Every Monday, “the sheriff’s office will release information regarding one of the most wanted criminals out of DuPage County,” Zaruba said in an August news release. His office “will put a special spotlight on offenders (with) ‘Manhunt Monday,’” Zaruba said.
Information sent to Chicago-area media on Mondays “will highlight one criminal being sought after for having outstanding warrants,” Zaruba said.”My agency will release the suspect’s charges, description (and) photo, and request the public’s assistance for information.”
Naperville police Sgt. Lou Cammiso confirmed Bailey was taken into custody about 7:46 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building on the 100 block of Douglas Avenue, just west of Washington Street.
“Two officers were sent to the Douglas (Avenue) address to check on a wanted subject,” Cammiso said Friday. “They found (Bailey) there, confirmed his identity and took him into custody.”
Police earlier had received information that Bailey had either moved into one of the apartments or was staying there with a relative or friend. Cammiso said a written police report did not indicate whether that information came from another law enforcement agency or a civilian.
Downers Grove police in August 2006 arrested Bailey and charged him with criminal sexual abuse of a child between the ages of 13 and 16, according to court records. Bailey was convicted of that misdemeanor count in March 2007, sentenced to 300 days in jail and ordered to register with authorities as a sex offender, records indicated.
Police in Clarendon Hills arrested Bailey in April 2010, after determining he had recently moved into that village but failed to register with police as a sex offender, as required by law, records showed.
He was found guilty in that case and initially sentenced to six months in jail, but was later placed on 18 months of probation and ordered to undergo counseling and random drug testing, according to records. Bailey since then has allegedly violated the terms of his sentencing in that matter.
Bailey was arrested again in May by Downers Grove police and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, records indicated. He was designated a fugitive from justice after failing to attend scheduled court dates in that case.
He was also sentenced to prison in December 2006, after being convicted of charges of felony theft and criminal damage to property in Westmont and unlawful possession of weapons in Downers Grove.
, prison records showed.
Details of Bailey’s crimes could not be immediately learned.
Bailey is believed to be the first “Manhunt Monday” fugitive to be captured. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in court.