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Escaped Convict Caught In Chicago, One Still Remains At Large

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One of the men who escaped from a high rise prison in Chicago this week has been caught by the FBI. Police are still looking for the other escaped convict.

According to Reuters, federal agents captured Joseph Jose Banks without incident at an apartment complex on the north side of Chicago.

Banks will appear in court later today where he will be charged for escaping prison. Banks, who was arrested for armed robbery earlier this month, was set to be sentenced next year. Now that he’s been caught for escape, he’ll have at least five years and a $250,000 fine added to his sentence.

Police are still looking for Kenneth Conley. Banks and Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago earlier this week. The two used a makeshift rope made out of bed sheets to climb 20 stories down the outside of the building to the street. Police believe that they then hailed a cab to complete their escape.

Conley, who plead guilty to bank robbery in October, is considered armed and dangerous.

The Chicago Suntimes reports that both men were considered armed and dangerous after they escaped the prison, but police were especially worried about Banks as he threatened US District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer after he was found guilty.

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