- Associated Press - Sunday, December 8, 2019

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) - A man described described as a “model inmate” escaped Saturday from a county jail outside Chicago while helping deliver meals, authorities said.

Andrew J. Viles, 34, left the jail in Morris around 4:30 p.m. and last seen wearing a dark coat, light color jeans and dark shoes, the Grundy County sheriff’s office said. Viles had been jailed since June on a burglary charge and for violating parole on an earlier burglary conviction.

“Viles had been a model inmate,” the sheriff’s office said. “He had earned the role of jail trustee within the facility. This trustee role allowed him certain privileges, including assisting with meal service.”

Authorities said they were investigating how Viles obtained civilian clothing and left the jail.

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