KENOSHA COUNTY -- Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said, "It's over." He was referring to the manhunt for Andrew Obregon -- who was captured in Lake County, Illinois on Tuesday afternoon, October 13th.
Sheriff Beth, in a news conference, said Tuesday's developments began shortly before 3 p.m. when authorities received a 911 call from a woman who advised them her car was stolen -- and that she had been battered. The 59-year-old woman apparently went to her father's house which appeared abandoned. When she went inside, she found Obregon. She apparently talked with Obregon for a while -- and then Obregon proceeded to batter her. The woman was flown by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Sheriff Beth said Obregon then took the woman's car -- and headed back to the Obregon family house near County Highways JB and EW. He took off from that location and headed into Illinois.
Around 3:34 p.m., the stolen vehicle was located by Lake County Sheriff's Deputies in Zion -- and a high-speed pursuit was started. From there, Sheriff Beth said the pursuit went into Winthrop Harbor -- and later because a foot pursuit.
Around 3:54 p.m., Obregon was apprehended in a wooded area west of Lewis Ave. and south of Russell Rd. in Lake County, Illinois. Obregon apparently had a wound to one of his arms. It may be a wound from a gunshot.
Obregon was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries -- and then taken to the Lake County Jail where he is awaiting extradition.
Obregon is a suspect in the homicide of Tywon Anderson, whose body was found in a field of corn off Highway A in Kenosha County on September 26th. For days, Obregon has eluded law enforcement and speeding away when they get close -- using the cornfields as a shield.
Sheriff Beth said in Tuesday's news conference that he talked with members of the Obregon family. He said they are thankful this is over -- and they apologize for what Andrew has done.
As for the members of law enforcement who have been consumed by this case, Sheriff Beth said today, "It was like Christmas as far as they were concerned."