Inmate escapes during transfer

August 9, 2009 9:17:22 PM PDT
Illinois State Police are looking for an inmate who escaped Saturday night in far south suburban Monee while in leg irons.Walter Wilson was in a transport van on Interstate 57 at Manhattan-Monee Road. It's not clear yet how he got away.

Wilson was being transported to the state of Mississippi on charges of "shooting in an occupied dwelling."

Authorities say Wilson is 5ft., 5 inches tall and weighs 140 lbs. Anyone who has seen Wilson is urged to call state police.