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Illinois State Police & Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Announce Arrest of Hit & Run Armed Offender

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Press Release Date: August 10, 2012    || Archived February 11, 2013

Manhunt Locates Suspect Hiding in Cornfield

STERLING, IL -- Illinois State Police (ISP) District 1, in conjunction with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department today announced the arrest of Badera Aguilar-Montero, 21, of Thompson, IL, after an extensive manhunt that ended near the fatal crash site.

On August 8, 2012 at approximately 1:58 p.m., Carroll County Deputies and Illinois State Troopers responded to a traffic crash on IL Rt. 84, just north of Three Mile Road in Carroll County.  A van driven by Earl Lashelle, 80, of Savanna, crossed the center line and struck the Pontiac Firebird driven by Aguilar-Montero.  Lashelle was transported to Mercy Hospital in Clinton, Iowa, where he was later pronounced dead.

Aguilar-Montero fled the scene of the crash on foot and was last seen running into a cornfield north-east of the crash site.  Witnesses reported to police that the fleeing subject was armed with a knife.

In addition to district and zone resources, ISP air operations and several law enforcement agencies, including the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois Conservation Police, deployed canines and mounted patrols to search for Aguilar-Montero.

“The cooperation ISP District 1 received from its law enforcement partners helped to locate an armed offender who could have been a danger to the community,” said ISP District 1 Captain James Alexander.  “We also want to thank the public who worked with our officers by providing information that helped in this investigation,” Alexander added.

On Thursday, August 9, 2012, at approximately 12:30 p.m., Aguilar-Montero was discovered hiding in a cornfield not far from the crash site.  Aguilar-Montero was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.

After his release from Mercy Hospital, Aguilar-Montero was transported to the Carroll County Jail.

Aguilar-Montero has been charged with leaving the scene of a fatal traffic crash, no valid driver’s license and illegal transportation of alcohol.

On August 10, 2012, Aguilar-Montero appeared in Carroll County Circuit Court where his bond was set at $100,000.

 

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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For more information contact:
District 1 Lt. John Biffany
Telephone: 815-632-4010 ext. 266
TDD: (800) 255-3323

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