Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by Palos Hills police Friday afternoon. A police officer was injured during the incident and remains hospitalized.
Updated 8:39 p.m. A Palos Hills police lieutenant remains hospitalized after wrestling with a wanted man who escaped from a downtown Chicago correctional center in December. Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by officers from the Palos Hills Police Department Friday afternoon. Police say Conley was hiding out in the basement of an apartment building at 10279 86th Terrace. Conley and another man, Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, are convicted bank robbers who authorities say managed to escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Banks was arrested Dec. 21 in Chicago by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department. A lieutenant involved in investigating the apartment was injured in a struggle with Conley, …
Joseph 'Jose' Banks, who broke out of a downtown Chicago prison Tuesday and was sighted in Tinley Park and New Lenox, was captured by Chicago Police and the FBI on Thursday night.
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- Joe Vince
Friday, December 21, 2012
Authorities captured late Thursday night one of the two convicted bank robbers who escaped from a downtown prison earlier this week, the FBI reports. Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, was arrested at about 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Bosworth Street in Chicago by members of the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department, an FBI press release stated. Kenneth Conley, his cellmate and fellow escapee, is still at large, the release stated. Banks and Conley broke out of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Authorities discovered a knotted rope or bedsheet dangling from a window high above the street. A manhunt for the two men led law enforcement agencies to Tinley Park, where …