Friday, February 1, 2013

Steven Robbins on the run after being mistakenly released from custody in Chicago instead of returned to Indiana where he is due to serve another 16 years

Police are hunting for a convicted murderer after he was mistakenly released from custody in Chicago, where he was sent to face a drug charge while serving a 60-year prison sentence in Indiana.

Indiana Department of Corrections officials said Steven L. Robbins, 44, was sent to Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday to face a drug charge.

The charge was dropped, 'but for reasons yet unknown, the offender was released by Illinois authorities without being held for return,' the department said in a news release.