A manhunt was underway Friday for a Chicago-area jail inmate who by no means returned to the lockup after being permitted to quickly depart so he might 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 chopping 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.
Choose Michael Reidy, an elected official, initially permitted Berrier to attend the memorial service and a associated household gathering, regardless of objections from prosecutors, in response to courtroom 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 occurred 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 response to the report.