Cops: Convicted Killer Returned to Prison

Steven L. Robbins was taken back to an Indiana prison after being mistakenly released last week.


Steven L. Robbins has returned to the custody of the Indiana Department of Corrections, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said. 

Robbins, 44, made a brief court appearance Friday at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse, located at 26th and California Ave., where a judge quashed the warrant for Robbins’ arrest that was issued after he was mistakenly released from Cook County Jail on Wednesday. 

Members of the Sheriff’s Police Central Warrants Unit returned Robbins early this afternoon to the Indiana Department of Corrections, where he is serving a 60-year sentence for murder and having a gun without a license. 

Sheriff Dart led the apprehension of Robbins on Friday night in Kankakee with more than 20 members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department and two members of U.S. Marshals Service. 

Tim F February 04, 2013 at 05:41 PM
It was STUPID to bring Robbins here to begin with for the Illinois warrant. That stupidity cost a fortune in his recapture. Very fortunate that no one was hurt or killed as a result of this. Your tax dollars at work.


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