Wanted Freeport Fugitive Aprehended In A Joliet Illinois Motel Today

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Freeport Police report the apprehension and arrest of a Jennifer Adams, age 41,  at a motel in Joliet Illinois today. Adams was wanted on felony charges related to a June 5th murder in Freeport where she allegedly helped conceal a homicidal death.

Freeport Police report that during the morning hours of September 11th, 2019, the Freeport Police Department received a Stateline Area Crime Stoppers tip concerning the current whereabouts of Jennifer Adams who was wanted in connection with the June 5th murder of Thomas Fort in Freeport.

Freeport P.D. Detectives forwarded the tip information to the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task and Jennifer Adams was subsequently located and arrested outside of a motel in Joliet Illinois on today’s date at approximately 1:00pm.

Personnel from the Will County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force were also present and assisted the Marshal’s Task Force with the apprehension. Jennifer Adams will be held in the Will County Jail until she can be extradited to the Stephenson County Jail.

The Freeport Police Department expresses their appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the personnel from the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Region Fugitive Task Force and the Will County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force whose assistance was vital to this apprehension. Additionally, they recognize Stateline Area Crime Stoppers.

“Organizations such as Stateline Area Crime Stoppers are an important asset to law enforcement in the on-going fight against crime, and this arrest serves as a great example of their effectiveness.”

In our community, Stateline Area Crime Stoppers provides tipsters with a variety of methods to be able to anonymously report important information to law enforcement and those tips help make our community safer.

(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

ACCUSED: Jennifer J. Adams
AGE: 41

Count #1: Concealment of Homicidal Death
Count #2: Obstructing Justice

*Bond has been set at $150,000 – 10 % applies*


At the time of her arrest, Jennifer Adams also had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from the Illinois Department of Corrections for a Parole Violation. There is no bond on this warrant.

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