A manhunt is on for convicted murderer Steven L. Robbins who was accidentally released in Chicago.
Police in Illinois and Indiana are searching for a convicted murderer who was released from custody by mistake in Chicago. Steven L. Robbins, who was serving a 60-year prison sentence for murder and weapons convictions in Marion County, Indiana, had been transferred to Chicago to face drug charges in the Cook County Circuit Court. According to Newser, Indiana Department of Corrections officials stated that the charges in Cook County were dropped, “but for reasons yet unknown, the offender was released by Illinois authorities without being held for return.”
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is “investigating” how it happened that Robbins was released. Robbins, who is from Gary, Indiana, started serving the sentence for his murder and weapons convictions in October, 2004, and according to the Indiana Department of Corrections the earliest possible date for him to be considered for parole is June, 29, 2029, more than 16 years from now. Although arrest warrants have been issued for Robbins in both Indiana and Illinois, officials are asking for any help the public can provide in his apprehension.
Photo provided by the Cook County Sheriffs Office