Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by Palos Hills police Friday afternoon. A police officer was injured during the incident and remains hospitalized.
Updated 8:39 p.m. A Palos Hills police lieutenant remains hospitalized after wrestling with a wanted man who escaped from a downtown Chicago correctional center in December. Kenneth Conley, 38, was arrested by officers from the Palos Hills Police Department Friday afternoon. Police say Conley was hiding out in the basement of an apartment building at 10279 86th Terrace. Conley and another man, Joseph "Jose" Banks, 37, are convicted bank robbers who authorities say managed to escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Dec. 18. Banks was arrested Dec. 21 in Chicago by the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Chicago Police Department. A lieutenant involved in investigating the apartment was injured in a struggle with Conley, …
Patch goes through the timeline of Tuesday's events as two convicted bank robbers escaped from a downtown Chicago prison and made their way to Tinley Park.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
UPDATED (10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19): The FBI announced Wednesday morning that it is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, according to an agency press release. Anyone with information on the two men should contact the FBI Chicago office at 312-421-6700 or other local law enforcement. Two convicted bank robbers who escaped a federal prison in downtown Chicago on Tuesday morning and fled to Tinley Park were still at large. Law enforcement officials searched the village and surrounding communities throughout the day for Joseph "Jose" Banks and Kenneth Conley, following tips and information from the public. Patch breaks down what happened Tuesday, who was involved, …