A fugitive out of Wisconsin has been arrested in Macoupin County. Illinois State Police say U.S. Marshals pulled a man over near Bunker Hill for a routine traffic stop. That's when he bailed out of the car and ran into nearby woods. After an extensive search by land and air, 33 year old James Russell Kelley was eventually captured by State Police
The incident began just after 2pm Thursday when the federal marshals stopped a vehicle as they were searching for Kelley near Bunker Hill. He apparently walked away from a Wisconsin prison camp and hitchhiked his way into Illinois and police believe he was staying with a friend in the area. Kelley fled on foot and was able to elude capture for several hours before being stopped by State Police as he was driving another vehicle outside of Gillespie around 4:30pm. Kelley will be turned over to the custody of U.S. Marshals for transport back to Wisconsin and expected additional charges.