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Task force captures habitual criminal: cops

Chicago man reportedly pistol-whipped woman

Avante D. Temple, 24, Chicago
Avante D. Temple, 24, Chicago

The Will County Sheriff’s Office announced that it took a “habitual criminal” into custody after a coordinated law enforcement effort.

Will County Sheriff’s deputies with the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Avante D. Temple, 24, of Chicago on Monday, according to a news release.

Temple was wanted by the Bolingbrook Police Department on charges of home invasion, armed habitual criminal, felon in possession of a weapon and aggravated battery.

On Feb. 18, Temple forced entry into the residence of the mother of his children while armed with a handgun, then pistol-whipped the woman while their children were present, police said. He then allegedly remained in the residence unlawfully for hours before eventually leaving.

Temple had also committed crimes against the same woman in the past, police said.

On Feb. 26, the Bolingbrook Police Department requested the task force’s assistance in locating and apprehending Temple, according to the news release. Temple was found Monday in Chicago with assistance from other agencies, police said.

After identifying both a residence and Temple, investigators approached the residence, police said. When no one answered the door, the investigators forced their way inside, found Temple and took him into custody, police said.

Temple was booked into the Will County jail. His bond was set at $1 million.

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