Walsh, the focus of several
area manhunts, all of which came up empty-handed, is now in jail after being
caught by police in
"I think I feel more of a sense of relief for the community, so they know there's not somebody out there who's wanted on a 1st degree murder warrant," said Illinois State Police Captain Jim Winters.
Walsh is wanted for shooting and killing 36-year-old Lori Daniels one week ago.
After trying to stop him for a license plate violation Sunday afternoon, Walsh took-off and led police on a wild, high speed 45-minute chase.
"Through three counties
During the chase Walsh hit two cars and eventually slammed into a power pole, he then fled on foot but was caught and arrested.
"He did shave his head or cut his hair significantly," said Winters. "And he did try to alter his identity to avoid being apprehended by law enforcement officials."
Police say Walsh gave a fake
name when he was arrested. However,
after police checked the tattoos on his body and found them consistent with a
The hunt for Walsh began
after place say he killed Daniels near the
"At what point in time
he left this jurisdiction for another is all part of the investigation,"
Walsh was found and believed to be traveling alone. When police arrested him, Walsh did have a stolen assault rifle and at least 40 rounds of ammunition, as well as several cell phones.
Illinois State Police would
not say if the car he was in was also stolen.
Video WTVO/WQRF obtained from out partners in
Police would not say if Walsh
knew anyone in the
"We will not foreclose the possibility of charges, other charges concerning Mr. Walsh, as well as other charges concerning any other individuals," said Bruscato.
Walsh has a status hearing Tuesday morning to begin the extradition process.
That process could take a
few days or a few months before Walsh is returned to