Kamron Taylor Update: Wanted Illinois Fugitive Captured

Kamron Taylor, an escaped convicted murderer, was finally recaptured and is in police custody after three days on the run from Kankakee County police.

According to an earlier report by the Inquisitr, Kamron T. Taylor overpowered a guard at the Kankakee correctional facility Wednesday morning, which allowed Taylor to not only take the guard’s uniform, but also his keys, leading to the convicted killer’s escape.

“The 23-year-old fugitive — who weighs about 170 pounds and stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall — is wanted for aggravated battery to a correctional officer as well as escape,” the sheriff’s office said on its website earlier this week. “A $1,000 cash reward is being offered for any information that leads to Taylor’s apprehension.”

Throughout the week, there have been many rumored reports of Kamron Taylor’s whereabouts, which lead to an increase in the cash reward that was being offered for information leading to his arrest to $7,500 earlier in the day Friday.

According to ABC 7 News, Taylor was found walking in the 9200 block of South Stony Island in Chicago, Illinois, after police received reports of a suspicious person around 9 p.m. Friday night. As Chicago police officers approached the suspect, he reportedly turned and ran. After a brief foot pursuit, Taylor was captured and taken into police custody.

“He wouldn’t cooperate, he wouldn’t tell them his name, they call here and the initial identification was made based off some unusual tattoos that they were able to compare,” Sheriff Bukowski said during a news conference Saturday morning.

While police initially claimed that they had no idea that they had captured the escaped convict, according to CNN, fingerprints later confirmed that the Chicago police officers had indeed caught up with Kamron Taylor.

“It was a regular routine, responding to a job, we see the offender, he ran and we chased and placed him into custody – we had no idea initially who he was, but we’re happy to be able to do our job and find out who he was,” said Officer Oberrian Montilla.

According to ABC 7 News, at the time of his arrest, Taylor was in possession of a handgun and will reportedly be charged by Chicago police with unlawful use of a weapon before they turn him over to the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Department.

“I hope that he is permanently removed from the streets, that he is put into the Illinois Department of Corrections, and based upon what he did when he committed the murder then what he’s done with the escape – I think he’s demonstrated to the courts how dangerous he is,” Sheriff Bukowski said.

Stay with the Inquisitr as more information on Kamron Taylor’s arrest becomes available.

[Photo courtesy of the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office via the New York Daily News]