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Illinois inmate Bruce Berrier released for brother’s funeral never returned to jail: report

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Illinois inmate Bruce Berrier released for brother’s funeral never returned to jail: report

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A manhunt was underway on Friday for a Chicago-area jail inmate who never returned to the dungeon after being allowed to leave temporarily so he could attend his brother’s funeral, officials said. officials.

DuPage County authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Bruce Berrier, 23, after he attended the funeral of his brother, Rocky Berrier, before he allegedly cut off his ankle monitor and disappeared, FOX 32 reported. from Chicago.

The ankle monitor was reportedly found at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois, about 20 miles west of Chicago.

Judge Michael Reidy, an elected official, initially allowed Berrier to attend the memorial service and a related family reunion, over objections from prosecutors, according to court documents.

Berrier was in prison serving a 10-year sentence he received in July 2021, after pleading guilty to a gun trafficking charge, FOX 32 reported.

The offense first took place while he was on parole for a prior offence, which included an aggravated discharge of a firearms conviction after he shot two men in November 2015. He was also convicted for selling illegal weapons to undercover agents, according to the report.

Illinois inmate Bruce Berrier released for brother’s funeral never returned to jail: report

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