Chicago murder defendant on electronic monitoring arrested after pulling gun on deputies in Ohio: police

Juan Torkelson was arrested Tuesday evening by U.S. Marshalls in West Virginia, authorities say.

SHARE Chicago murder defendant on electronic monitoring arrested after pulling gun on deputies in Ohio: police

Juan Torkelson was arrested Nov. 3, 2020, in West Virginia. He faces a murder charge in Chicago.

Sun-Times file photo

A Chicago murder defendant who fled the state while on house arrest has been taken into custody days after he allegedly pulled a gun on deputies in Ohio.

Juan Torkelson was arrested Tuesday evening in West Virginia by U.S. Marshals, Madison County, Ohio Lt. Bryan White said in an email. Additional details on his arrest were not immediately available.

Torkelson, 27, is charged with stabbing four men, killing one of them, in Portage Park during an argument over a fender bender in November 2019, Chicago police said. He was ordered held on $100,000 bail in May and was placed on home electronic monitoring after posting bond the next month.

On Oct. 27, Torkelson left his home after leaving a note saying he was going to a hospital, the Cook County sheriff’s office has said. The next day, Torkelson was pulled over in Ohio and allegedly pulled a gun on two deputies, who heard the gun click but not fire, White said.

Torkelson allegedly drove off and crashed four miles down the road. He was missing when the deputies found his car.

The Latest
El programa Bike Chicago de la Municipalidad comenzó en 2022 con el objetivo de regalar bicicletas a los residentes que tengan problemas para transportarse.
Los fiscales dijeron el viernes que las víctimas y el acusado presuntamente se encontraron por primera vez mientras se incorporaban a un área en construcción.
Los problemas también afectaron a algunos servicios de Metra, la venta de entradas en teatros locales y a comercios. La causa del caos fue una actualización defectuosa de CrowdStrike, empresa de seguridad en línea cuyo software se utiliza en todo el mundo en múltiples sectores.
The voters spoke during the primaries, a reader from Lemont writes. Big-money donors and high-profile Democrats should have stayed quiet. Plus, other readers weigh in on the presidential race.
A Cook County judge has been told by an appeals court to reconsider whether Kimberlynn Bolanos was mentally fit when she entered a guilty plea in 2016. A decision could come during a hearing Tuesday.