Aunt of Kamron Taylor arrested for aiding escape from Kankakee jail

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KANKAKEE, Ill. — Tonya D. Grant, the aunt of Kamron Taylor, was arrested Saturday with aiding in the escape of her nephew, who was caught in Chicago following his escape from jail in Kankakee, Ill.

According to the Kankakee Sheriff’s Office, Grant, 50, has been charged with obstructing justice and aiding escape.

Grant, a former correctional officer, “passed on information” to her nephew that “substantially assisted him in his escape from the Jerome Combs Detention Center,” according to a statement.

Grant’s bond has been set at $150,000, according to the sheriff’s office.

Taylor, 23, was taken into custody Friday evening on an unrelated gun charge in the 9200 block of South Stony Island.

At about 9 p.m., Chicago police responded to a call of a suspicious person, as the officers approached, Taylor fled on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Taylor was placed into custody and was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.

Taylor originally told officers his name was “Smith.”

When officers returned to the station, they realized he matched the descriptions of the missing prisoner from Kankakee.

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