Yesterday I heard on two different news radio stations that an inmate being transferred to court by two armed correctional officers, overtook the officers while in handcuffs. This was hard to believe. Both news stations said they posted his picture on their websites and needed the public help if they saw him. They also said he was 5'6" and 150 pounds. Hm, he does not sound like a guy big enough to overcome two correctional officers.
Many different reports throughout the day. When I turned on the local evening news they said Robert Maday the fugitive, was not only handcuffed but shackled. Some news stations report that he took the pants of one officer, also drove to a store bought things? New reports are out each hour, now they say he has hijacked another car, and robbed a bank.
Yesterday as news was breaking the local reporters were saying it was wall to wall police in armored gear. some reports said he had family at the Apartment complex, some say it was his previous residence. Then other reports said no he just had handcuffs, then some said he did not even have handcuff. Whatever the case is I hope someone can find this guy, he has supposedly hijacked a few cars, robbed a bank, caused lock downs of schools, and cost enormous amounts of law enforcement resources.
He must be a pretty smart guy to outsmart so many and still be on the Liam.
And there were pictures on every local news website and local broadcast news of the Cook County Officer in the orange prison pants. This must of been quite embarrassing for this guy.
The U.S. Marshal's office said Thursday night it considers Maday "extremely, extremely dangerous" and says it is offering a "substantial award for information leading to his capture. Their tip line is (888) 869-4590.
Because of the situation, many suburban school districts are on a precautionary or "soft" lock down. This means students are not allowed outside for gym or recess and, in many cases, volunteers and part-timers are told to go home. Among those include schools in District U-46, District 220, District 211, District 54, and District 13.
Maday was released from a Pennsylvania prison in 2003 after 12 years and was expected to be given 13 years Thursday for local bank robberies which he committed with a toy gun.
Instead, he disarmed the officers, shed his shackles and escaped into Rolling Meadows, leaving the officers handcuffed in their squad car and triggering a manhunt that involved at least a dozen agencies.
Maday then pulled a gun on a woman in a Meijer parking lot in Rolling Meadows, who surrendered her car. When he couldn't get the car started, he ordered the woman back inside to start it for him, Rolling Meadows Deputy Police Chief Dave Scanlan said.
Police say Maday abandoned the car on the 300 block of Algonquin Road in Arlington Heights and from that point moved on foot, as far as they know.
Police from all around the suburbs came to Arlington Heights, making the Wellington Restaurant their staging area. By mid afternoon they narrowed their focus to one apartment building on the 2300 block of Goebbert Road.
But shortly after 5 p.m. police determined he was not inside.
Maday is described as about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, white, bald, with a slender build.
Police are continuing to urge public caution as Maday is thought to have the two handguns still in his possession.
A SWAT team was called in, and several area schools were put on lockdown.
Maday was expected to be sentenced to 13 years for previous crimes.
Maday is white and bald and stands about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, the Tribune reported
Thursday morning, Maday, 39, overpowered two Cook County state's attorney's investigators in a sedan while being transported to the courthouse near Arlington Heights and Central Roads
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