Illinois inmate released for brother’s funeral never returned to jail: report

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A manhunt was underway Friday for a Chicago-area jail inmate who never returned to the lockup after being permitted to briefly go away so he may attend his brother’s funeral, officers mentioned.

Authorities in DuPage County have issued an arrest warrant for Bruce Berrier, 23, after he attended the funeral for his brother, Rocky Berrier, earlier than allegedly reducing off his ankle monitor and vanishing, FOX 32 of Chicago reported.

The ankle monitor was reportedly present in Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois — about 20 miles west of Chicago.

Judge Michael Reidy, an elected official, initially permitted Berrier to attend the memorial service and a associated household gathering, regardless of objections from prosecutors, in accordance to court docket paperwork.

Berrier was in jail serving a 10-year sentence he obtained in July 2021, after he pleaded responsible to a gun-running cost, FOX 32 reported. 

The offense initially came about when he was on parole for a earlier offense, which included an aggravated discharge of a firearm conviction after he shot two males in November 2015. He was additionally convicted for promoting unlawful weapons to undercover officers, in accordance to the report.

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