The man suspected of shooting to death Washington Park Mayor John Thornton
last month was arrested yesterday in a Metro East hotel.
The police chief in the tiny municipality of Alorton got a tip yesterday
that Aaron Jackson
-- on the lam since early April
-- was staying at a low-budget hotel called Relax Inn. (A fitting hideout for the 34-year-old Jackson who goes by the nickname is "Chill".)
The chief arrived at the hotel and arrested Jackson without incident. The Belleville News-Democrat
reports that residents of Alorton hurled insults at Jackson during his perp walk into the police station. Saying:
"Bet you won't be shooting anyone else."
"Have a nice vacation!"