Tuesday, December 18, 2012

JOSE BANKS and KENNETH CONLEY wanted for escaping the Metropolitan Correctional Center Chicago

 Update Jan. 4th, 2013
KENNETH CONLEY, one of two men charged with escaping from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on December 18th , was arrested this afternoon by officers from the Palos Hills Police Department.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.


JOSEPH “JOSE” BANKS, the 37-year-old Chicago man who was the subject of a manhunt following his December 18, 2012, escape from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, was taken into custody without incident late last night.  Agents and officers from the Chicago FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, along with officers from the Chicago Police Department, arrested Banks at approximately 11:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Bosworth in Chicago.
The search for KENNETH CONLEY, Banks’ fellow escapee, continues.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with its federal, state and local partners, is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending two individuals who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago early this morning.  They are currently the subject of a widespread manhunt under the coordination of the FBI.

The attached photos are of the two escapees:  JOSE BANKS, male/black, age 37, 5’8”, 160 pounds, and KENNETH CONLEY, male/white, age 38, 6’0”, 185 pounds, age 38.  The two, believed to be traveling together, were reportedly last seen earlier this morning in the Tinley Park area.
Banks and Conley, both convicted bank robbers, should be considered armed and dangerous.  If you see them, contact local law enforcement or the Chicago office of the FBI at 312-421-6700.