Leon Taylor Bio, Wiki
Leon Taylor is a 22-year-old Indiana murder suspect who escaped from a prison transport van that made a pit stop at a McDonald’s on Monday, December 14th authorities said. He was being extradited from Texas to the Hoosier State when he fled from the van operated by a private contractor at the fast-food joint in Gary, Indiana at about 2:10 p.m., according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department.
Leon Taylor Escapes Prison Transport Van
Authorities on Tuesday, December 15th, released a video showing the moment a murder suspect escaped from a transport van in Gary, Indiana. He made his escape about 3 p.m. while the van was stopped at a McDonald’s at 35th and Grant streets in Gary, the Lake County sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The video shows the van stopped at the restaurant’s drive-thru when Taylor, who appears to be handcuffed, opens the back seat and flees. Moments later, the driver gets out of the car and runs after him.
Taylor is wanted on a murder charge for a homicide in East Chicago and was in the process of being extradited to Lake County from Texas by an agent from REDI Transports, the sheriff’s office said.
“This driver initially told our officers the suspect jumped out of a window, but the video clearly shows him exiting through a door to the vehicle,” said Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. “We are looking into this matter as part of an extensive review of the case.”
“I find it appalling that REDI Transports failed to use appropriate caution and may have put the public at risk,” Martinez added. Taylor remained at large as of Wednesday, December 16th the sheriff’s office said. He was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black Puma tennis shoes, black jeans and a belly chain with handcuffs, the sheriff’s office said.
Leon Taylor Description
Taylor was wearing a belly chain with handcuffs, along with a leg brace when he slipped from the van in the McDonald’s drive-thru, the sheriff’s department said.
He also had on a grey hoodie over a black hoodie, black Puma tennis shoes, and black jeans. He is 6 feet tall, 162 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. He is considered to be dangerous, the sheriff’s office said. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.