Elgin Police officers are searching for an inmate who fled while in custody amid traffic in the Chicago suburbs Tuesday afternoon.
According to officials, 21-year-old Hugo Avila was riding with an officer near Randall Road and Route 64 in suburban St. Charles when he was seen fleeing the police transport van at a stop in traffic at approximately 1:05 p.m.
Avila was described by police as having black hair and brown eyes, standing 5-feet, 8-inches tall and weighing 125 pounds. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
Police said he was last seen traveling from the area in a northeast direction. Elgin Police, assisted by St. Charles Police and the Kane County Sheriff's Department, are said to be on the scene.
Anyone who sees Avila is asked to call 9-1-1 and advised to not make contact with him.
According to police, Avila was in the custody of Elgin Police after a bond call hearing Tuesday morning for felony traffic-related offenses.