A Bement woman who had gone on the run after being ordered to report to jail was captured by U.S. Marshals in Urbana on Wednesday afternoon.
Jeanette Sebens, 33, who pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of methamphetamine on Jan. 25 and was sentenced to eight years in jail, did not show up to Piatt County jail the following Monday. Police at the time said she had fled with her 18-month-old son.
Piatt County Sheriff's Police announced Wednesday that Sebens had been apprehended, stating in a Facebook post that she was "in custody! Child is located and safe! Good job U.S. Marshals!"
The Piatt County State's Attorney's Office confirmed Sebens had been transported back to Piatt County Jail, and that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services had taken protective custody of her child.
She is expected to be arraigned on escape charges at 2 p.m. Friday before Circuit Judge Gary Webber in Piatt County Court.
Sebens was one of three Piatt County residents arrested by Illinois State Police – Task Force 6 who face unlawful drug distribution charges, some of which are Class X felonies. Two others, Andrew Swaim, 31; and Crystal Swaim, 32, pleaded not guilty on Jan. 24 and are scheduled for trials in April.