Homicide suspect Leon Taylor, pictured, escaped from custody after the guard who was transporting him stopped at a McDonald’s (Footage: Lake County Sheriff’s Workplace)
A ‘harmful’ homicide suspect is on the run after a guard who had been transporting him stopped at a McDonald’s and he escaped from custody. Leon Taylor, 22, fled the drive-thru in Gary, Indiana, at 3pm on Monday whereas being extradited from Texas.
Taylor managed to flee via the window of the car he was being transported in, regardless of being restrained with stomach chains, handcuffs and a leg brace on the time. Crystal Prepare dinner, whose agency REDI Transports was employed to extradite Taylor, stated she was uncertain if her driver ran after him.
It’s unclear why the motive force had stopped on the quick meals restaurant. Taylor was being moved from the Lone Star State to East Chicago to face the homicide cost, whose particulars haven’t been shared. He was carrying a grey hoodie, black Puma sneakers, black denims and restraints when he fled.
REDI, which is predicated in Inexperienced Bay, Wisconsin, describes itself as ‘the main supplier of prisoner transport companies all through the Midwest,’ and boasts of its’exemplary security report’ on its web site.
Taylor’s extradition was organized by the courts service, with Lake County – the place he was headed – solely coping with extraditions inside a 250 mile radius.
DoorDash driver Nova Carmichael witnessed the aftermath of Taylor’s escape. She informed CBS Chicago: ‘I simply seen an enormous commotion – police all over the place.
‘That they had three or 4 helicopters within the sky, that they had tanks rolling down – in order that they had been actually attempting to catch this man.’
Taylor escaped near his hometown of Hammond, with investigators believing somebody could also be serving to to hide him.
The world can be full of deserted buildings, giving him an ample provide of hiding locations.
Get in contact with our information group by emailing us at [email protected]
For extra tales like this, check our news page