Prosecution: It could take months for more evidence in Floyd Brown case

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: March 28, 2019, 5:45 p.m.

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In a status hearing Thursday, prosecution says it could take another six to eight months to collect more evidence in a federal case against Floyd E. Brown.

Brown was accused of shooting and killing McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner on March 7. If convicted, he faces life in prison and a possible death sentence.

A Winnebago County grand jury also returned a 75-count bill of indictment​ on Wednesday. Brown faces 60 counts of first-degree murder and several weapons charges in the county's indictment.

Brown pleaded not guilty to federal charges last week.The prosecution and defense are working to create a schedule for future court proceedings. Brown is due back in court May 30.


Updated: March 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Floyd E. Brown, the man accused of shooting and killing McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner, formally pleads not guilty to all charges.

Brown's next hearing is set for Tuesday, May 14 at 1:30 p.m.

Keltner’s family has indicated to their lawyer that they prefer all hearings take place in Rockford, instead of Chicago.


Published: March 19, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Floyd E. Brown, the man accused for the death of McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner, is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for an arraignment hearing.

Brown was accused of shooting and killing Keltner on March 7 while he was serving a warrant U.S. Marshals. He was later taken into custody after a police chase and an hours-long standoff on I-55 near Lincoln.

The federal indictment includes murder and several weapons charges. Brown also faces separate first-degree murder charges from Winnebago County authorities.

If convicted, Brown could face life in prison or the death penalty. Brown's arraignment is set for 9 a.m.

For more on Brown's arrest and charges, click here​.