Federal Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Illinois Deputy | WGLT

Federal Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Illinois Deputy

Mar 8, 2019

An Illinois man faces federal murder charges in the shooting death of a sheriff's deputy that led to an hourslong standoff with police along Interstate 55 near Lincoln.

Floyd E. Brown is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Rockford, where prosecutors say he fatally shot a deputy working with a U.S. Marshal's Service fugitive task force serving Brown an arrest warrant.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner.
Credit McHenry County Sheriff

Brown remained hospitalized Friday. Brown also faces first-degree murder charges in Winnebago County.

Brown is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner. Police say Brown then fled in a vehicle south before it crashed on I-55 and the standoff began. It ended with Brown in custody.

Court documents show police found other firearms, weapons and ammunition in the hotel where Brown was staying.

U.S. Marshals were trying to arrest Brown on Thursday on warrants out of McLean, Sangamon, and Champaign counties, authorities said.

Police said Brown became a suspect in a string of residential burglaries in central Illinois between March and December 2018. That included at least three in Bloomington-Normal:

  • 10 block of Stonehenge Court, Bloomington, in May 2018
  • 500 block of Ironwood Drive, Normal, in June 2018
  • 3200 block of Dorsett Court, Bloomington, in December 2018

Brown allegedly caused a high-speed crash on Veterans Parkway in December as he fled police after the Dorsett Court burglary.

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