FBI increases reward for arrest of South Side gang leader

Times Staff Report

The FBI has doubled its reward for information leading to the arrest of a reputed South Side gang leader who has been known to frequent the south suburbs, including South Holland.

The FBI announced Tuesday a $20,000 reward for 39-year-old Donnell Jehan, whose last known address was 6522 S. Ashland Ave. in Chicago, said Robert D. Grant, special agent in charge of the Chicago Office.

Jehan has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt since May 2004 after being charged in a criminal complaint with multiple violations of federal drug laws, officials said.

Forty-six other members and associates of the Black Disciples street gang were named in the complaint with Jehan, who is the lone defendant to remain a fugitive.

The FBI describes Jehan as a black male, about 6 feet 3 inches tall, 250 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a slight beard and mustache and is known to use the alias of Darnel Clark and the street names of Scandalous and Scan.

Jehan was last known to be driving a Cadillac Escalade with Illinois license plate J325569. He should be considered armed and dangerous and is alleged to be a high ranking member of the Black Disciples and has an extensive criminal record for crimes of violence, police said.

In addition to his apartment on South Ashland Avenue, Jehan is known to frequent Chicago's Southeast Side and the south suburbs around South Holland.

In 2004, federal and local law enforcement officials announced the arrest of 32 members of the Black Disciples street gang and the breakup of a multimillion-dollar narcotics distribution ring, which was the result of a 15-year joint investigation.

The drug operation allegedly involved broadcast radio transmissions to alert gang members to the presence of police.

The operation led to the arrest of Marvel Thompson, the alleged leader of the Black Disciples, and the seizure of more than $300,000, 11 guns, several bulletproof vests, assorted jewelry and boxes of gang-related documents.

Anyone with information about Jehan's whereabouts is asked to call the Chicago FBI at (312) 421-6700.

FBI Doubles Reward For Gang Member's Capture

CHICAGO -- The FBI has doubled a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an alleged gang member wanted for drug conspiracy, the agency announced Tuesday.

Donnell Jehan, 39, also known as Darnell Clark, has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt since May 2004 when he was charged in a criminal complaint with multiple violations of drug laws, according to an FBI release.

The FBI says Jehan, allegedly a high ranking member of one of the city's largest and most violent gangs, has an extensive and violent criminal record and should be considered armed and dangerous, the release said.

Jehan, who goes by the street names "Scan" and "Scandalous," was charged along with 46 other members and associates of the Black Disciples and is the only defendant in the "Marvel Less" investigation who remains at large, the release said.

A $10,000 reward has been doubled to $20,000 for Jehan, described as 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He also had a slight beard and mustache when last seen.

Jehan had an apartment on South Ashland Avenue and frequents Chicago’s Southeast Side, South Holland and the south suburbs. He is known to drive a Cadillac Escalade with Illinois license J325569.

Jehan has been profiled on several TV shows including America’s Most Wanted, The Line-Up and Chicago’s Most Wanted.

Anyone with information should contact the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700.