A manhunt was underway Friday for a Chicago-area jail inmate who by no means returned to the lockup after being permitted to quickly go away 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.
Judge Michael Reidy, an elected official, initially permitted Berrier to attend the memorial service and a associated family gathering, regardless of objections from prosecutors, based on 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 happened when he was on parole for a earlier offense, which included an aggravated discharge of a firearm conviction after he shot two males in in November 2015. He was additionally convicted for promoting unlawful weapons to undercover officers, based on the report.