A north suburban teen sentenced to periodic imprisonment for his role in a fatal street-racing crash was back in custody Thursday after failing to appear for a court hearing and a weekend in jail, authorities said.
Jeremy A. Betancourt, 19, failed to show up in court April 29 for a probation revocation hearing, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. A $250,000 failure to appear warrant was issued at the time.
Then on April 3 a $1 million escape warrant was issued after the Antioch man failed to return to the Lake County Jail Work Release program to serve part of his periodic imprisonment, the sheriff’s office said.
Sheriff’s deputies and U.S. Marshals found and arrested him about 1:40 p.m. Thursday at a relative’s house in the 2600 block of West 36th Street in Chicago, police said.
He was returned to the Lake County Jail and a Friday morning court appearance was scheduled.
In June 2014, Betancourt was sentenced to 30 months periodic imprisonment and four years intensive probation for his role in a crash that killed Antioch High student Cynthia Perez, who was 16 at the time.