Crime & Courts

Police: DeKalb woman wanted on Chicago murder warrant is arrested

Mary R. McGehee, 24, of Chicago

DeKALB – A DeKalb woman wanted on first-degree murder charges was arrested about 3 a.m. Friday on North Annie Glidden Road, according to a news release from the DeKalb Police Department.

The release says Mary R. McGehee, 24, of the 800 block of West Taylor Street, was wanted on a warrant out of Chicago, as determined by an officer who pulled her over after she left the parking lot of the Fasmart gas station, 125 N. Annie Glidden Road, and drove south.

The release says McGehee continued south, despite not having her lights on and the officer trying to pull her over, until she stopped the center of the road, in traffic, in the 500 block of South Annie Glidden Road.

The officer, who smelled alcohol on McGehee’s breath, according to the release, learned of the warrant and arrested her without incident, the release says, adding that a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle.

“The observations made by the officer and his follow-up actions led to the arrest of a violent offender, who is alleged to have taken the life of another person. This routine traffic stop, like the countless other stops initiated every day, resulted in bringing Mary McGehee to justice,” DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery said in the release.

McGehee, who was cited for driving without a license and driving without lights when required, was taken to the DeKalb County jail, where jail staff said she was processed just after 8 a.m. and then transferred to Chicago just before 9 a.m. Two passengers, both from DeKalb, who were in the car at the time of the arrest were released without charges, DeKalb Police Cmdr. Steve Lekkas said.