FBI: Prison Escapee Caught in Chicago; Cellmate Still at Large
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.
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 Conley had lived. While in the village, Conley visited his mother, who turned him away and then called police. The search then led authorities to New Lenox.
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