Convicted Killer Who Escaped From Jail Ordered Held Without Bail

Kamron Taylor was captured on Chicago's South Side late Friday night after he escaped from a Kankakee jail earlier in the week

An convicted killer who escaped from a Kankakee jail facility earlier this week and was captured in Chicago following a three-day manhunt was ordered held without bail Saturday.

Kamron Taylor, 23, was arrested Friday night near 92nd Street and South Stony Island after Chicago police responded to a report of a suspicious person.

Taylor, who was charged with four felony counts relating to possession of a firearm, walked out of bond court Saturday afternoon surrounded by at least four security guards.

Police have not released official information about how Taylor escaped his cell in the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee, but Taylor's aunt was arrested earlier this week on suspicion that she helped him escape, according to the (Kankakee) Daily Journal.

When Taylor escaped his jail cell, he allegedly hid in the facility and attacked a guard, sending him to the Intensive Care Unit. Taylor then stole the guard's keys and clothes and drove the guard's car out of the facility.

The car was recovered later that day on a residential street in Kankakee, and Taylor was found in Chicago late Friday night. As of Saturday morning, police did not know how he made his way from Kankakee to Chicago, Kankakee County Sheriff Tim Bukowski said.

Taylor is currently being held in a Chicago facility, but Bukowski said he will likely return to Kankakee.

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