Following his capture early this week, 30-year-old Andrew J. Walker, of Pierron, is facing felony charges of alleged escape from a penal institution, criminal damage to government property of more than $500, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, and aggravated fleeing from police. That’s five additional felony charges to be added to Walker’s original nine meth-related felony charges.
Bond County State’s Attorney Chris Bauer told WGEL that some of the new charges against Walker would include mandatory sentencing that would be served consecutively with any possible prison term stemming from the drug charges. Bauer said the Class X felony charge for allegedly manufacturing over 400 grams of methamphetamine in the presence of a child could carry a 15 to 30 year sentence.
Walker was caught and taken into custody by Bond County Deputies Monday morning after a car chase and foot chase near Pierron. He is now being held in a jail outside of the county. Including the new and old charges Walker’s bail is set at 1.5 million dollars.