Leon Taylor Wiki – Leon Taylor Biography
Leon Taylor, a murder suspect is on the loose after he escaped custody on Monday afternoon in Indiana, police say.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department announced on December 14 that Taylor of Hammond escaped in Gary during his extradition process from Texas. The suspect escaped around 3 p.m. from a private contracted van, which was transporting him to the Lake County Jail, the Department said on Facebook.
He is 22 years old.
How Does Leon Taylor look Like?
According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department on Facebook, Taylor was wearing a belly chain with handcuffs and a leg brace at the time of his escape.
The 22-year-old was sporting a large grey hoodie over a black hoodie, black jeans, and black Puma tennis shoes, Martinez said.
The sheriff added that Taylor is “known” to frequent Gary, East Chicago, and Hammond.
The Times of Northwest Indiana reported that the van driver picked Taylor up from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. He then stopped at a McDonald’s drive-thru to “ensure” the suspect ate before going to jail, the newspaper continued.
Taylor asked the driver to roll down his window so that he could “spit,” The Times of Northwest Indiana said. He then fled from the open window, the outlet added.
“The agent complied, and Taylor was able to flee from the window and run away,” the newspaper reported, citing police.
Taylor’s leg brace should have hindered his ability to run, police told The Times of Northwest Indiana.
Citing a “source close to the investigation,” The Times of Northwest Indiana said Taylor was arrested in connection to the November 19 slaying of 52-year-old Chicago resident Daniel Nitzsche.
Nitzsche, who later died at the St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, told police he robbed and shot in an alley, the newspaper continued.
Taylor arrested on December 2 in Dallas County, Texas, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Department expressed on Facebook that the courts handle all extraditions occurring outside of a roughly 250-mile radius from the county jail.