An inmate who escaped from the Grundy County Jail on Saturday afternoon was captured on Sunday. Grundy County Sheriff Ken Briley said Andrew Viles, 34, of Morris left the jail during meal delivery around 4:30 p.m. 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.
Investigators say Viles was captured on video surveillance leaving the East jail door, walking North on Franklin Street, then through the alley between Main Street and Washington Street from Franklin Street.
Nearly 20 hours later, 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 sentenced to six years in prison for residential burglary in 2002; four years for theft in 2005; nine years on three counts of burglary in 2009 and 12 years for burglary in 2012.
All those convictions were in Grundy County and Viles was released on parole in March of this year. 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.
Meanwhile, Briley also had this to say.
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 under investigation.