Georgia Homicide Suspect Charged in Chicago Standoff

Joseph Andrew Felton to appear in bond court Tuesday

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014  |  Updated 1:43 PM EDT
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Police shut down Lake Shore Drive after a chase and standoff with a murder suspect.

Police shut down Lake Shore Drive after a chase and standoff with a murder suspect.

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A man suspected of a homicide in Georgia is expected in bond court Tuesday afternoon on several charges stemming from a standoff with police on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive.

Joseph Andrew Felton, Jr., 44, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated fleeing police, and fugitive from justice on an out-of-state warrant, all felonies, according to a release from Chicago Police.

Felton, of the 700 block of Union Drive in University Park, is suspected in the murder of his wife, Sheray Felton, who was found dead Saturday in Georgia.

Henry County Police in Georgia said the extradition process would begin after Felton is presented with the charges in Chicago.

An autopsy revealed Sheray Felton's death was blunt force trauma including lacerations with an edged weapon, according to a statement from Sgt. Joey Smith, public information officer for Henry County, Ga.

"At this time we are building a case for prosecution and to maintain integrity, we will not discuss specifics of the investigation," the statement read.

Felton's vehicle was spotted by authorities in south suburban Harvey just after noon on Sunday. An ensuing chase ended about 20 miles later with a crash on Lake Shore Drive but Felton kept police at bay for nearly nine hours.

He was removed from his vehicle and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with wounds that police said were self-inflicted.

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