Cook County Sheriff Dart says suspect in Las Vegas stabbings apprehended
Members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Task Force arrested a 26-year-old man wanted for stabbing three people in a Las Vegas hotel parking lot, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Friday March 18, 2022.
Bradley Pitts was taken into Sheriff’s Police custody on Mar. 16 in the 800 block of South 19th Avenue in Maywood without incident.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police identified Pitts as the person who stabbed a man and two women on Jan. 9, 2022, in the parking lot of the MGM Grand Hotel. On Jan. 10, a Clark County, Nevada Court issued a no-bond arrest warrant for Pitts for three counts of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm.
On Jan. 24, Sheriff’s Police Street Crimes Suppression Unit (SCSU) officers conducted a traffic stop on a blue Jaguar in the 5100 block of West Madison Avenue in Chicago.
The driver, later identified as Pitts, handed his ID to the officers, and then fled the scene. SCSU investigators learned he was wanted for the Las Vegas stabbings.
A Cook County warrant was also issued for Pitts for flee/attempt to elude police.
SCSU investigators contacted the Cook County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension/US Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force for assistance in locating Pitts. The unit developed information that he was staying in the 800 block of South 19th Avenue in Maywood.
Pitts appeared on Mar. 17 at the Maywood Courthouse on the Cook County warrant, where he was ordered held on a $25,000 D-bond. He is scheduled to appear today at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building for an extradition hearing.
The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.