UPDATE: Union County Manhunt Ends

Sep 6, 2016

A manhunt in Union County ended Tuesday morning.

The sheriff's office says a plainclothes detective spotted the suspect, 26-year-old Dejun Booker, near a residence on Morgan School Road in Jonesboro. Illinois State Police as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assisted in apprehending Booker at around 10 a.m.

The search started Monday morning after authorities believe he and four others broke into the Revlon Tavern near Ware early that morning.

Booker is being held on two counts of armed violence and one count of burglary. His bond is set at 500-thousand dollars.

The other four suspects, arrested shortly after the incident, have been identified. They are 35-year-old Jeffery Hunter from Indianapolis, 21-year-old Christian Lowe from Indianapolis, 35-year-old Johnny Robinson, Jr. from Greenville, Mississippi and 42-year-old Toni McClellan from Indianapolis.
 

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Union County authorities are still looking for a man they call "armed and dangerous."

Investigators say Dejun Booker is one of five suspects who broke into the Revlon Tavern near Ware early Monday morning. Four of the suspects were caught, but Booker was able to get away.

A manhunt fanned out yesterday, with multiple law enforcement agencies looking for Booker. Witnesses reported seeing him near Route 146 - and part of that roadway was closed as the search continued.

Booker is described as a black male, about six-foot-one, and weighing 240 pounds.

Shawnee School District 84 is closed today as a precaution.