Illinois murder suspect escapes during extradition

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KSDK) – A man being extradited to Illinois as a part of a murder investigation has escaped police custody, according to KUSA.

According to Wheat Ridge Police in Colorado, 37-year-old Turhan Robinson escaped at a Wheat Ridge truck stop just before 2:20 a.m. Friday morning.

Robinson was last seen heading eastbound in the 4100 block of Tabor Street in Wheat Ridge. He may be wearing handcuffs and leg shackles.

Police described Robinson as an African-American man, standing 5'9" and weighing 180 pounds with cornrows.

Robinson, along with Terrence Lee, have each been charged with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of armed robbery.

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According to police, the two men robbed and killed 43-year-old Kenneth Deal before leading police on a chase in Missouri and Illinois.

Lee was arrested in a St. Louis apartment complex last month, while authorities arrested Robinson in Las Vegas earlier this month.

He was being transported by a private contractor called Inmate Services Inc.


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