Illinois escapee captured hours after he disappeared in Colorado

Turhan Robinson photo from Wheat Ridge Colorado Police

Turhan Robinson photo from Wheat Ridge Colorado Police

An Illinois murder suspect spent about 11 hours at large when he escaped as he was being taken from Las Vegas to Illinois.

Turhan Robinson, 37, was one of two people accused in connection with a murder in Granite City, Illinois in suburban St.Louis. Robinson and 30-year-old Terrence Lee allegedly fired shots at police cars after 43-year-old Kenneth Deal was shot in May 2014. Deal later died of his injuries.

U.S. Marshals caught up with Robinson in Las Vegas. He was reportedly handcuffed and shackled on his left leg when he disappeared during a bathroom break at a truck stop in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

About 11 hours after he vanished, police confirmed Robinson was found less than a mile from where he was last seen, at a cemetery in Wheat Ridge early Friday afternoon, June 20, 2014. He had reportedly broken part of his shackles.

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