UPDATE: Convicted Killer Mistakenly Released is Caught

The Cook County Sheriff's office is looking for Steven L. Robbins, 44.

Updated Saturday, Feb. 2, 10 p.m.

Steven L. Robbins was taken into custody at 10:55 p.m. Friday night. Robbins was located a Kankakee home, where he was found wearing a wig and watching TV, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Robbins, who is serving a 60-year sentence in an Indiana prison for murder, was taken to Cook County to face a local charge against him. After his case was dismissed, Cook County Sheriff's officers, who did not have any paperwork stating he was serving prison time in Indiana, released him and even gave him bus money, the Tribune reports.

Robbins has been handed over to authorities in Michigan City, Ind., where he will continue serving his sentence.



Original Article Posted Friday, Feb. 1, 2013:

The Cook County Sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help apprehending an offender that has been mistakenly released. 

Steven L. Robbins, 44 years of age, is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 190 pounds. He has a tattoo on the right side of his neck that reads “Nicole.” 

Robbins was born in Gary, Ind. and is serving a sentence in the Indiana Department of Corrections for murder.  

The Sheriff has ordered an investigation into the facts and circumstances regarding his court appearance and release from custody. 

Law enforcement is searching for Robbins. If anyone has any information on his whereabouts please call 708-865-4915. If you see Robbins, please do not approach him. Dial 911 and tell the operator his location. 

Kimberly Foote February 01, 2013 at 03:47 AM


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