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Suspect charged in death of Illinois deputy after multi-state crime spree



ST. PETERS, Mo. – A gentleman is in Clinton County Jail for allegedly killing an Illinois deputy early Wednesday early morning and later shooting an individual in St. Peters, Missouri all through a carjacking.

Ray Tate of Hopkinsville, Kentucky has been billed with initially-degree murder in the death of Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley.

Officer Melissa Doss, a spokeswoman for the St. Peters Police Office, described Riley’s death as devastating.

“He was on a phone that a lot of of us go on various instances a day, a motorist assist,” Doss reported. “It is not some thing that you might be expecting to be assaulted or drop your life in excess of. So, our hearts are with Wayne County Deputy Sheriff’s Division and the deputy’s household.”


Riley was shot and killed on the job on Interstate 64 at all over 5 a.m. in close proximity to Mill Shoals, Illinois, throughout a traffic prevent. The deputy’s squad vehicle was lacking from the scene and then found abandoned on I-64. It is not obvious how the suspect bought to the St. Peters region but they had been investigating a semi-truck in the gasoline station’s parking large amount.

All around 7 a.m., a man was shot in the shoulder and carjacked at a St. Peters QuikTrip. St. Peters police explained they identified evidence at the QuikTrip connecting the Ray Tate to Deputy Riley’s killing.

“We have proof at the QuikTrip that suggests the identical individual included in the crimes over in Illinois which integrated the death of the Wayne County deputy,” Doss explained.

Throughout the working day, the QuikTrip was closed and blocked off with crime scene tape for hours as detectives collected proof the stolen automobile was later found in O’Fallon, Missouri in a business park off Interstate 70 after ditching that car. The suspect reportedly stole a Nissan truck and went back again to Illinois with an harmless bystander that he’d kidnapped.

Tate was arrested just prior to 1:45 p.m. after barricading himself within somebody else’s household in Carlyle, Illinois. The kidnapping target and house owner ended up unhurt.


In accordance to the Kentucky Section of Corrections’ on the net offender lookup, Tate was on mandatory reentry supervision, which ended Dec. 21. The department detailed prior offenses ranging from evading police, unlawful possession of meth, promoting contraband and wanton endangerment.

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