Fugitive wanted in Wisconsin arrested in Illinois after manhunt

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WINTHROP HARBOR, Ill. (WLS) -- A man wanted in a string of incidents following a murder in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, has been taken into custody at the Illinois border.

Fugitive Andrew Mario Obregon was caught after a week-long manhunt. Obregon robbed a gas station, broke into another convenience store and stole several vehicles after a man was shot to death in a cornfield, Kenosha County police said.

Sheriff David Beth said Obregon was taken into custody after a foot chase Tuesday. No other details were released.

Police said Obregon shot Tywon Anderson in the head and left his body in a cornfield. Anderson's body was found on September 26, 2015. Search warrant documents indicate Obregon told at least two people he killed Anderson.

On October 2, 2015, Kenosha County sheriff's officers engaged in a high-speed chase with Obregon through the areas of Salem and Brighton in Kenosha County and Kansasville and Union Grove in Racine County. He eluded officers, police said, and stole several vehicles while in hiding.

Officials were offering a $5,000 reward in the case.