CHICAGO (CBS)– The murder of a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy in Southern Illinois was followed by a series of carjackings and kidnappings and led to the arrest of a Kentucky man.
Ray Tate was charged with first degree murder. Illinois State Police say he killed Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley on Wednesday afternoon, and then stole his squad car.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
He then took a semi-truck driver hostage, forcing him at gunpoint to drive all the way to Missouri. He then shot another person, took a new hostage and drove back to Illinois in the victim’s car.READ MORE: Two Men Shot Dead In Car In Ravenswood; Car Goes On To Crash And Catch Fire
He eventually broke into a home in rural Carlyle, where he held homeowner and his latest carjacking victim hostage.MORE NEWS: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Illinois SWAT teams then caught up with him and took him into custody.