Recaptured Con Charged With Carjacking

Robert Maday escaped from authorities on Sept. 17

By BJ Lutz
|  Tuesday, Nov 17, 2009  |  Updated 9:08 PM CDT
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Maday's Arrest Captured on Video

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Maday's Arrest Captured on Video

Robert Maday's escape from police custody and the ensuing manhunt ended Friday in West Chicago.
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The official charges are slowly coming out againt Robert Maday, the man whom cops pursued for over 24 hours after he escaped custody in September.

Cook County prosecutors on Tuesday levied charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking and attempted armed robbery stemming from the Sept. 18 incident in which they say Maday accosted a woman in the parking lot of the Hoffman Estates business where she worked, displayed a handgun and took her 2004 Volkswagen Jetta, the Daily Herald reported.

He was recaptured a few hours later when he crashed the Jetta into a Jeep and a utility pole.

Appearing before the same judge who sentenced him last month to 13 years in prison for a rash of robberies while armed with a toy pistol, Maday pleaded not guilty to the charges. 

Sorting out the charges against Maday has been a slow task.  Maday's escape took him to several municipalities, complicating jurisdictional issues.

He's being held in the federal Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown Chicago. His next court date in Rolling Meadows is Dec. 23.

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