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Tate Arraignment Held Today

The man charged in the murder of Wayne County Deputy Sean Riley is scheduled to be arraigned today. County court officials say 40 year Ray Tate should be appearing in person for the arraignment. Additional charges from St Charles County Prosecutors in Missouri. Prosecutors had filed a long list of 14 charges, including armed robbery and armed kidnapping. Police say all that happened during the manhunt for him after he allegedly shot Deputy Riley on Interstate 64. According to Illinois State Police, Deputy Riley was called for “motorist assist” on I-64 towards the end of December. Troopers say it was called in by a passerby. However, officials say after a brief encounter with Tate, Deputy Riley requested emergency assistance. When the other law enforcement officers arrived, they say they found Deputy Riley’s body and his cruiser was gone. Authorities say Tate committed crimes in Missouri, before returning to Illinois. He was then taken into custody after a hostage situation in Clinton County.

Deputy Riley was laid to rest in his hometown of Cisne, Illinois in January.

We’ll have more on this story as details are received.

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  1. Diane Churchwell
    Diane Churchwell
    February 10, 2022 at 8:05 am

    thank you for stopping your personal spin on these news reports

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