Man jailed in death of Illinois deputy, carjacking, home invasion

CARLYLE, Ill. (AP) — Police have arrested a Kentucky man in connection with the fatal shooting of an eastern Illinois deputy early Wednesday and a carjacking in neighboring Missouri a couple of hours later.

An Illinois State Police SWAT team arrested 40-year-old Ray Tate of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, on Wednesday afternoon at a home in Carlyle, Illinois, where Tate allegedly committed a home invasion and took the homeowner hostage in addition to the carjacking victim.

Tate was charged with murder by the Wayne County State’s Attorney and lodged in the Clinton County Jail.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Sean Riley had responded to a motorist assist call on Interstate 64 early Wednesday. A second officer who arrived at the scene in Mill Shoals found Riley dead. The deputy’s squad car was later found abandoned on I-64.

Neither the carjacking victim nor the home invasion victim was injured, police said.