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Three In Custody Following Early Friday Morning Homicide

25-Year-Old Darnell Lamar Ridgeway of Waukegan, IL

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.

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TyShawn Ridgeway, 19

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 of Rockford, IL

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.

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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.


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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5 Responses

  1. 89th and 20th in the same vicinity where Kenosha wants to put up more low income housing. That should add to the future quality of life in Kenosha.
    What an armpit. Kenosha is not even recognizable from the town I grew up in.

    1. Amazing how much the south side has changed. Ever been to the Kwik Trip on 39th and 80th? Like WTF happened in the last 20 years. It is sad….

  2. Uptown Funk has moved to the south end of town!!! Time to put the house of for sale and seek shelter from the coming shit storm.
    Soon Kenosha will be in a race with North Chicago for the gangster town of the year.
    But these guys need not worry. Our political
    Correct DA will let them walk !!

  3. If Black Lives really mattered to BLM, there would be outrage in their community on crimes like this.
    The Kenosha County DA is a useless COWARD in the eyes of true justice.

  4. Any word from the bias Kevin Glowicki and never stop? Or just begging for money still? Or any county supervisors like berg? Or any activists like cardnilli? Nope. Silence as usual. Hypocrites

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