Search continues for convicted murderer who cut GPS tracker
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – CBS 58 is waiting on the U.S. Marshal’s Office to confirm if convicted murderer Dwayne Chaney has been caught.
Chaney has been on the run since last Thursday. He left during his own murder trial as he had been out on bond and wearing a GPS ankle bracelet that he cut off when he ran.
Even though he wasn’t inside the courtroom, he was convicted for killing 21-year-old Michael Prescott in November 2015 while Prescott was warming up his girlfriend’s car. Chaney wasn’t in custody because the state didn’t give him the speedy trial he requested in time.
Instead, he signed a document promising to show up to court, something the victim’s mother says shouldn’t have been an option since he had run away from police in the past.
“We weren’t very happy about it at all. We knew that since he had already proven to everyone that he was definitely a flight risk, he had eluded police for 19 months before and successful at it, why would he not do it again?” said Michael Prescott’s mother, Rosalind Prescott McClinton.
McClinton says she plans on filing a complaint with the City and County for what she believes in negligence in the case.
Posted: October 23, 2017