CHICAGO (CBS) — The Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office was reviewing mountains of evidence, as authorities try to piece together exactly how a convicted killer escaped the county jail, and made it to Chicago before he was captured.
Kamron Taylor, 23, overpowered a guard at the Jerome Combs Detention Facility around 3 a.m. Wednesday, stole the officer’s uniform, and got past three locked doors before getting outside, and stealing the guard’s personal vehicle.
He was captured late Friday night near 92nd Street and Stony Island Avenue in Chicago, following a brief foot chase.
His aunt, 50-year-old Tonya Grant, has been charged with obstruction of justice and aiding in an escape. A former guard at the jail, Grant allegedly provided Taylor with information that helped him escape.
Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jamie Boyd said prosecutors are trying to determine whether anyone else should be charged in the case.
“He had help from somebody, or a group of people, because it just makes no sense to believe that he made it from Kankakee to Stony Island walking,” he said.
Grant could face additional charges as the investigation goes on.
Investigators were still working to determine who else might have helped Taylor get out of the jail, or flee Kankakee after he ditched the guard’s SUV in the driveway of a home about six miles away from the detention center.
“We’re collating all the information from all the departments, and as we get all of that, we will make a charging decision, but at this point, no additional charges have risen out of the escape,” he said.