KENOSHA COUNTY -- Andrew Obregon appeared in a courtroom in Kenosha County for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, November 4th -- three weeks after he was captured by authorities in Lake County, Illinois. Obregon, a suspect in the homicide of Tywon Anderson, whose body was discovered in a field of corn off of Highway A in Kenosha County on September 26th was on the run for 11 days before his capture.
The court commissioner didn't mince words, and showed no hesitation in setting Obregon's bond at $5 million during his initial court appearance -- the highest bond in Kenosha County history.
"Mr. Obregon presents himself in court today as, from the state`s perspective, the most wanted fugitive in this county`s history," Mike Graveley, Kenosha County district attorney said in court.
32-year-old Obregon faces 32 criminal charges, including 28 felonies, for a variety of crimes -- chief among them, first degree intentional homicide in the death of Tywon Anderson, and attempted first degree intentional homicide for allegedly battering a woman on the day he was arrested.
Authorities say on that date (October 13th), Obregon stole a 2015 vehicle equipped with OnStar.
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 awhile -- and then Obregon proceeded to batter her. The woman was flown by Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Obregon was captured in Lake County, Illinois following a high-speed pursuit.
This, after an 11-day manhunt for Obregon that left many in Kenosha County on edge.
"From September 21st through October 13th -- I believe that`s 22 days, where literally the entire --the entirety of southeastern Wisconsin was chilled," Graveley said.
Authorities say Obregon committed several robberies and auto thefts during his 11 days on the run. Schools were placed on "soft lockdown," and kids were kept inside for recess during the manhunt for Obregon.
Family members of Tywon Anderson were in court as Obregon made his initial appearance Wednesday -- staring at the man accused of shooting Anderson in the head on September 19th.
"I`m just in fear to even just look at him. I`m terrified," Tahitha Anderson, Tywon Anderson's twin sister said.
Tahitha Anderson says her family is overwhelmed by the events that occurred between September 19th and October 13th.
"I felt when my brother died, I was at work, and passed out. Felt like my life left my body. When I got around my family, I told them, 'We gone find him, but it ain`t gonna be the news that we want.' It also affected (Obregon's) family, for the decisions and the choices he made. We all hurt. I know his family hurting. I`m hurting. My family hurting. It`s a painful thing to ever get over," Tahitha Anderson said.
If convicted on all 32 charges he faces, Obregon could serve life in prison, plus 439 years and six months.
Obregon will next be in court on November 20th.