CONYERS — A man who was wanted in Illinois on charges of aggravated sexual assault was located this week in Conyers, where he has apparently been living for several years.
According to a press release from the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshals Service contacted the RCSO last week about Derrick Nevilles, 48, who is alleged to have sexually assaulted two teenage females between 2004 and 2010 while working as a music producer and talent developer in Park Forest, Ill., just south of Chicago.
A fugitive investigation revealed that the suspect had been living in the area for a few years and was currently living in south Rockdale County, the Sheriff’s Office reported.
“Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, RCSO deputies and the RCSO deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service went to a residence on Brentwood Lane off Bell Road,” the press release states. “Once there, deputies made contact with Derrick Nevilles, who was taken into custody on an active warrant from the Park Forest Police Department for aggravated criminal sexual assault.”
Nevilles, of 5141 Brentwood Lane, was transported to the Rockdale County Jail, where he will await extradition to Illinois.
“Once again, the cooperative efforts of the U.S. Marshals Service and Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office were able to get a criminal off the street,” said Sheriff Eric Levett. “I hope that this apprehension will yet again show that Rockdale County is not the place to do crime or to hide from it.”
This is the second fugitive found recently living in Rockdale County.
Earlier this month, the Marshals Service and RCSO arrested a DeKalb County murder suspect who had been living in Rockdale County using an alias for the past few months.
On March 3, the U.S. Marshals Service contacted the Sheriff’s Office after receiving a tip that the suspect was living in the Conyers area.
After receiving a tip, U.S. marshals and RCSO deputies went to a residence on Hickory Bend, near Salem Road, and arrested Danion Perry Scott, 34. Scott had an active homicide warrant from DeKalb County stemming from a May 2013 murder, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Scott was known to go by the name “Kevin.”