Police: Illinois Convict Overpowers Guard, Flees

Kamron T. Taylor allegedly made off in the guard's Chevy Equinox
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2015 9:42 AM CDT
Police: Illinois Convict Overpowers Guard, Flees
Kamron T. Taylor.   (Kankakee County Sheriff's Office)

If you suspect you have a case of headline déj à vu, you're partially right: For the second day in a row, a prisoner has overpowered a guard and fled. In this instance, the man on the loose is murder convict Kamron T. Taylor. CNN reports that Taylor allegedly made off with an Illinois correctional officer's keys, uniform, and brown 2012 Chevrolet Equinox (plates: P506660) around 3am local time. The 23-year-old is considered armed and dangerous. A release from the sheriff's office notes Taylor, who is 5 feet 9 inches tall and 170 pounds, "was recently convicted of murder and was awaiting sentencing." He tried to flee the courtroom when his conviction was announced, notes CNN. (Read more Illinois stories.)

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