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Deputy Riley Services Coming Tuesday; Tate Preparing for Court Later in Month

Services for slain Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley are coming up tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11am from the Fairfield High School gymnasium.  A visitation is scheduled for this evening from 3 to 7pm with a first responder walk through planned for 6pm.  Riley was gunned down last Wednesday following an early morning call for assistance along I-64 somewhere near the Burnt Prairie exit.  The man accused of killing Riley, 40 year old Ray Tate of Hopkinsville, Kentucky appeared in court on Thursday and faces charges of First Degree Murder.  He’s currently behind bars in the Clinton County, Illinois jail.  Bail is set at $5 million dollars or half a million in cash.  Tate allegedly left Riley for dead after shooting Riley multiple times and stealing his patrol car before ditching it and carjacking another motorist on his way to the Missouri area.  Tate was eventually captured in Carlyle after multiple carjackings, shootings, and a hostage situation that followed the murder of the Wayne County Deputy.  Tate will be before a judge again on Tuesday, January 25th at 1pm.  Riley was a 3 year member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department and additionally served as a corrections officer.

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