Darnell Lamar Ridgeway, 25 of Waukegan, IL was arrested on Friday evening, less than 24 hours after he allegedly killed 18-year-old Dayshawn Davis. He is currently in custody at the Winnebago County, IL jail. He faces homicide charges for the shooting death. He will likely see an Illinois Judge on Monday, May 17 to face extradition to Kenosha. Police were called to the 2000 block of 89th St on the south side of Kenosha at approximately 12:30 Friday morning according to Interim Kenosha Police Chief Eric Larsen. The call came in as a disturbance, but police later learned there was gunfire. KPD Detectives learned that Darnell Ridgeway was the trigger-man.
TyShawn Ridgeway, 19, of Kenosha is believed to be a relative of Darnell, and was at the scene of the homicide. Police attempted to detain him, but he took off in a vehicle and led police on a chase into Illinois. He was arrested shortly after. Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Jason Rossell issued an arrest warrant for the younger Ridgeway on Friday. He set bail at $50,000 on counts of second degree reckless endangerment and fleeing/eluding. He is in custody at the Lake County, IL Jail. He will likely see a Judge Tuesday May 18 to face extradition to Kenosha.
Lakeah Banks, 25 seems to be Darnell Ridgeway’s girlfriend according to Facebook posts where Darnell refers to her as “his bae.” She was also arrested in Illinois on Friday and is expected to be charged with aiding a felon. It is also possible she could be charged with Homicide, as party to a crime.
The extradition could take several weeks if these three fight it or they could be in Kenosha as soon as this coming week. This year the city as seen more than double the amount of homicides as last year – it’s only May. We shouldn’t worry though, Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and the City Council spent $8 Million on a parking garage downtown.