Escaped Killer Caught in Chicago


Taylor was arrested in Chicago

An escaped killer caught by Chicago police is heading back to prison and his aunt is facing charges for helping him escape. Kamron Taylor, 23, was arrested around 9 p.m. on April 3rd. Police were responding to a call about a suspicious person in the area.

Taylor had a loaded .38 caliber handgun on his person when he was apprehended by two officers. Shortly after, police arrested Tonya Grant, 50, Taylor’s aunt. A former guard at the jail, she’s suspected of giving Taylor information that aided his escape. Grant’s bond was set at $150,000 and is charged with obstructing justice and aiding in escape.

Taylor was awaiting sentencing for a 2013 murder. He escaped Jerome Combs Detention Center April 1st and had been running until his apprehension. After failing to return to his cell during lockdown, he beat a corrections officer and stole the guard’s uniform.

“I hope that he is permanently removed from the streets, that he is put into the Illinois Department of Corrections,” said Tim Bukowski, Kankakee County Sheriff.

Taylor has no chance of receiving bail. He’s also charged with possessing a loaded revolver upon capture. There hasn’t been any word on the guard’s condition.