Fugitive charged with attempted murder, escaped “electronic monitoring” and has been on the run for over 8 years is now in custody


CHICAGO, IL – According to reports, a man who was awaiting trial back in 2012 for an attempted murder case, is back in custody after escaping from electronic monitoring more than eight years ago.

The suspect, identified as Julio Mares was in his mid-20’s when he appeared in court for a routine hearing in the attempted murder case back on July 15, 2014.

Authorities said that Mares left the criminal courthouse at 26th and California that day and never returned home. That evening, the sheriff’s office declared him AWOL.

Mares was and still is charged with the attempted murder after allegedly stabbing two people during a disagreement over the music being played at a Mexican Independence Day party back on September 16, 2012.

On Monday, November 7th, prosecutors said that Mares’ neighbors were hosting the celebration back in 2012 when Mares went across the street with a companion and yelled at the DJ to play different music.

Prosecutors said that Mares and his companion “insulted the females at the party” and stabbed two partygoers who asked the duo to “calm down.”

According to the investigation, Mares stabbed one man twice in the torso and his companion slashed another victim across the face with a knife. Prosecutors allege that Mares then stabbed the second victim three times.

Witnesses flagged down officers, who arrested Mares and the other suspect. At the time of the arrest, neither man had knives on them, but they both did have blood on their clothing.

A fugitive apprehension team placed Mares, who is now 34-years-old, into custody on November 2nd at a health club in Wicker Park. Mares, who still faces the attempted murder charge, now also faces an escape charge. He is being held without bail on both cases.

In a separate incident, a dangerous fugitive was apprehended in Westover, West Virginia. The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) said that 30-year-old Wallace Booth Jr., was arrested after a foot pursuit through Westover.

Booth was wanted on a federal warrant for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm that was issued on November 1st. The warrant stemmed from a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigation.

Booth, who has fled from police on multiple occasions, said that he ingested narcotics prior to his arrest and was therefore transported to a hospital for care.

In Miami, Florida, a man who was on the run from authorities has been arrested. Arthur Brooks, a convicted felon, was already on probation when he hid behind shrubs and fired his weapon once on Ocean Drive in South Beach.


According to a warrant, Brooks, injured Derrick Mitchell who then returned fire five times injuring two others. Brooks then fled the scene and was a fugitive until Saturday, November 5th.

The USMS detained Brooks and took him to the Miami Gardens Police Department before transferring him to the Miami Beach Police Department.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Brooks’ probation was from September 1, 2020 to July 31, 2025, after being convicted on October 10, 2013 for armed robbery and a carjacking in July 2011.

Records show that Miami-Dade correction officers booked Brooks shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 6th, at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He is being held without bond and faces three counts of attempted murder.

In a separate case, a fugitive was taken into custody while vacationing at Disney World. The suspect, Quashon Burton was visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom when an inspector with the United States Postal Inspection Service caught sight of him.

The inspector, Jeff Andre, was also on vacation and knew who Burton was because he had signed his arrest warrant.

Burton allegedly stole the identities of at least four people to get nearly $150,000 in government loans that were meant to help struggling businesses during the pandemic. The 31-year-old was on the run for an entire year before being arrested.

In Torresdale, Pennsylvania, a New Jersey man was arrested and charged for a shooting that erupted at a Wawa in Philadelphia.

Joshua Frazier, 23, is accused of shooting a 34-year-old man after an argument broke out inside of Wawa. Both Frazier, who is prohibited from possessing a firearm, and the other man, a licensed gun owner, allegedly reached for their firearms.

Frazier fired into the Wawa as he and a female companion walked out, striking the victim in the stomach. He and the woman then fled the scene on a motorcycle.

Frazier has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of instrument of crime, reckless endangerment, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, and related offenses in connection to the Wawa shooting.

Authorities said that Frazier is also a fugitive for a burglary in New Jersey and has additionally been charged with failure to appear in court. He is now being held on a $5 million bail.

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