Additional Arrest in shooting of Bradley Police Officers announced by Illinois State Police 


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BRADLEY –  State Police have arrested an additional person in connection with the December 29th death of Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic and shooting of Officer Tyler Bailey at Comfort Inn.

According to Illinois State Police Friday, 22-year-old Xavier Harris was arrested Wednesday on two counts of Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), and two counts of Concealing or Aiding a Fugitive (Class 4 Felony). 

Harris was present at the Hotel that day when officers responded for reported dogs barking in an unattended vehicle parked in the Hotel’s parking lot. Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris were subsequently arrested soon after on charges of First Degree Murder. 

“Today’s charges are the result of our collective commitment to ensure that every individual who aided and assisted in the events of December 29, 2021, are held accountable,” Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said in a press release Friday. “I commend the Illinois State Police for never giving up and for continuing to bring all involved to justice.  Including the four offenders charged by Indiana authorities, this Defendant is the 7th to be charged overall.”

Harris was issued a bond of $75,000 and is currently being held at Jerome Combs Detention Center.

The charges comes just one day after a crowd gathered outside Bradley Village Hall to celebrate what would have been Rittmanic’s 50th Birthday.


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