Inmate Headed To Mississippi Escapes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Illinois State Police are searching for an inmate who escaped from a transport van in a southwest Chicago suburb.
Police say Walter Wilson escaped Saturday night before 11 p.m. while on Interstate 57 in Monee. Police say he was last seen in that area wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans and leg irons.
Authorities say Wilson was being transported to Mississippi on charges of shooting in an occupied dwelling.
Illinois State Police say Wilson is black, about 5-foot-5 and weighs 140 pounds.
Monee is about 40 miles from Chicago.


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  • by catherine Location: meridian on Aug 10, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    So much time so little intelligence. Try learning grammar & punctuation before commenting on other peoples faults. This must not happen often but I guess everyone makes mistakes. I've heard of the treatment on these transport vans & I believe I would rather run back in leg irons then ride with them.
  • by ms stacy Location: stonewall on Aug 10, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    how in tha world could these peoples let something like this happen all tha ones that were involve need to be fired thats real stupid we dont know this person he could be danger and arm who knows what to expect he got away with legs shackles come on they let him go thats _____.
  • by Everette Location: Union on Aug 10, 2009 at 06:50 AM
    Sounds Like Some Sloppy Police Work,How Far Can A Man Get Wearing Leg Shackles,Sounds Like He Might Have Had Some Help,To Prevent Our State From Giving Him The Justice He Desirved.
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