A 34-year-old Morris man who escaped from the Grundy County Jail is now facing an extra felony charge. Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley said Andrew Viles left the jail during meal delivery around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and was last seen wearing regular streets clothes.
Briley said Viles had become a model inmate and earned the role of Jail Trustee within the facility. The trustee role allowed Viles to obtain certain privileges, which included helping with meal services. Briley said Viles was then captured near the train tracks on Saratoga Road around 2 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Viles was released on parole in March of this year after serving a 12 year prison sentence he received on a burglary charge out of Grundy County in 2012. Nearly two months after his release, Viles allegedly burglarized two businesses in Morris on April 24th.
After an investigation, Viles was arrested by the Morris Police Department on June 1st for burglarizing the two businesses. In a Grundy County courtroom this week, Viles was charged with escaping from a penal institution, a class two felony and his bond was set at $750,000.
Briley said the events leading up to Viles receiving street clothes, leaving the jail and where he was at during the 20 hour escape period are still under investigation.