Suspect in recent Madison Co slaying caught after escaping in Colorado

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by Associated Press / News 4

KMOV.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 26 at 3:09 PM

UPDATE: Authorities told News 4 Turhan Robinson has been captured.

Police told News 4  Robinson was found and arrested at cemetery near Wheat Ridge, Colo. Authorities said he is currently being held in the Jefferson Co. (Colo) jail.

See original story below:

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP / News 4) — Colorado authorities are searching for a man wanted on a murder charge in Illinois who escaped while being transported from Las Vegas.

Police say 37-year-old Turhan Robinson escaped from a private inmate-transport service at a truck stop in the Denver suburb of Wheat Ridge early Friday.
 
Jim Lorentz, a Wheat Ridge police division chief, says investigators believe Robinson was shackled but officers are trying to confirm whether that was the case.  Wheat Ridge Police set up a perimeter and with the assistance of other police agencies in the area, but the suspect was not located.  Police continue to look for the suspect who is considered extremely dangerous.  An interactive community notification system call went out to residents of the area warning to keep doors and windows locked and to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
 
Lorentz says Robinson had been arrested in Las Vegas, but he did not know where in Illinois he was being taken.
 
Officers and a tracking dog were looking for Robinson.
 
Police believe Robinson and Terrence Lee shot and killed Kenneth Deal in Madison, Ill. The suspects then led police on a chase into St. Louis. The pursuit lasted about 10 minutes until police lost sight of the suspects’ vehicle near the intersection of Newhouse and 25th.

 

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