Suspect in Illinois deputy's death has more charges added after multi-state crime spree

Ray Tate ya enfrentaba cargos de asesinato en primer grado en el dic.. 29 muerte de Sean Riley, diputado del condado de Wayne, de 38 años, FOX2 St. Luis informó. Además, fue acusado de secuestro., asalto, carjacking and robbery on Tuesday.

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Riley had responded to a motorist assist call on Interstate 64 alrededor 5 soy. near the Illinois-Indiana border. Another deputy who arrived at the same scene shortly after found Riley shot dead and his squad car missing, authorities said at the time. The police car was later found abandoned on the freeway.

Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Riley was killed early on Dec. 29. A manhunt resulted in the arrest of a suspect linked to other crimes across state lines, las autoridades dijeron.

Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley was killed early on Dec. 29. A manhunt resulted in the arrest of a suspect linked to other crimes across state lines, las autoridades dijeron. (Wayne County Sheriff’s Office)

Tate later carjacked a semi-truck driver between southern Illinois and St. Peters, Mes., S t. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said, según la estación. Tate allegedly escorted the truck driver into a gas station at gunpoint, but the driver was able to get away.

Tate then tried to carjack another driver at the gas station but failed, Lohmar said. He allegedly found another car, shot the driver and drove away.

That car was also found abandoned about a mile away near I-70 in O’Fallon, Mes., where Lohmar said he carjacked another driver and forced him at gunpoint to drive them to Illinois.

Tate was later arrested after allegedly barricading himself inside a home in Carlyle, Illinois, with the kidnap victim and the homeowner, Leonard Cox, who told the station that Tate should face the maximum punishment.

Security video captured a suspect believed to be involving in a carjacking and death of an Illinois sheriff's deputy.

Security video captured a suspect believed to be involving in a carjacking and death of an Illinois sheriff’s deputy. (S t. Peters Police Department)

Let’s let the judicial system do its due course and pray for the best that they do its best and they nail him for everything, for the maximum,” Cox said.

The station, citing the Kentucky Department of Corrections, reported that Tate had been on mandatory reentry supervision that expired on Dec. 21.

Tate is being held at the Wayne County Department of Corrections.

A funeral for Riley was held on Tuesday.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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