Grand jury indicts Illinois man accused in deputy's killing

Grand jury indicts Illinois man accused in deputy's killing
Crime scene investigative equipment is set up in parking lot of the Extended Stay America Hotel on Friday, March 8, 2019, in Rockford, Ill., after the fatal shooting of McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner at the hotel on Thursday. Floyd E. Brown is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Rockford, where prosecutors say he shot and killed the deputy working with a U.S. Marshal's Service fugitive task force serving Brown an arrest warrant. (Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP)

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted an Illinois man in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel.

Federal prosecutors say Floyd E. Brown of Springfield was indicted Tuesday on murder and weapons charges in the death of 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner .

The 39-year-old Brown is due in federal court Wednesday for his arraignment.

Authorities say Brown shot Keltner March 7, as the deputy worked with a task force at a hotel in the northern Illinois city of Rockford. Brown then fled south in a vehicle.

Investigators say the vehicle crashed along an interstate in central Illinois, sparking an hours-long standoff. The standoff ended with Brown’s arrest.

Brown didn’t enter a plea during a hearing earlier this month.