CHICAGO — A convicted murderer who was allowed to walk out of Cook County Jail Wednesday has been captured, officials said.
Steven Robbins, 44, was taken into custody late Friday without incident in Kankakee, according to a press release issued by Sheriff Tom Dart. Dart said the sheriff's office pursued a number of leads, as Robbins' family members, friends and acquaintances were interviewed. Information gleaned through these interviews led to Robbins' capture, in the 400 block of Frasier Avenue in Kankakee.
Dart helped with the arrest, spokesman Frank Bilecki said.
On Wednesday, Robbins was brought to Cook County from the Indiana correction system, where he was serving a 60-year sentence for murder. Later, after being transported to Cook County Jail, Robbins was allowed to walk free.
"We let people down" by mistakenly letting Robbins go, Dart said Friday.
Bilecki said Robbins is scheduled to appear in court Saturday before being driven back to the Indiana penitentiary in Michigan City, Ind.