Inmate Overpowers Guard, Escapes From Eastern Illinois Jail

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing has escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, uniform and SUV.

The Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office says Kamron T. Taylor fled from the Jerome Combs Detention Center at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Chief Deputy Ken McCabe says Taylor is considered armed and dangerous.

He fled in the correctional officer’s brown Chevrolet Equinox.

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