Escaped Inmate Caught And Returned To Bond County Jail

The escaped inmate from the Bond County Jail has been caught according to Sherriff Jeff Brown.  Brown told WGEL that Andrew Walker, who escaped from Bond County Jail Friday night, was apprehended on Pokey Road after fleeing in a car.  Brown said Walker allegedly led Sheriff’s deputies in a car chase on Pokey Road this morning before crashing the car into a ditch and taking off on foot.

Walker was caught during that foot chase by deputies and was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m. Brown said no one was hurt during the chase, accident, or arrest and Walker was not armed.  Walker has been returned to Bond County Jail.

Walker escaped around 7:00 p.m. Friday through a vent that led to an outer room. He broke through a drop ceiling and escaped through an egress door.  Brown told WGEL the Illinois State Police were in the air Friday night with their infrared equipment. K-9 units and 15 people were involved in the original search Friday evening.